The Global Partnership for Education said last week that it will make available a whopping amount of US$100-million to develop the education sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),
The announcement was made by Alice Albright, the director of the Global Partnership for Education, during a high-level meeting with the country’s PM Matata Ponyo in the Sultanate of Oman (Middle East), Ponyo’s office said in a statement.
DRC education, once a sector of pride and joy, has fallen into a deep pit and probably buried under the sand, needing an urgent intervention to bring it back to life.
The country’s education problems include teachers not being paid for almost two years, lack of classrooms and schools, computers, books and desks, unqualified teachers, overcrowding, brain drain, corruption, among others.
Ponyo said that his government has pledged to build 1000 schools every year.