Kinshasa, 14 May, 2021 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The initiative toward free basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to be implemented in such a way that everyone in the country benefits, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has said.
Cardinal Ambongo who was addressing DRC’s newly appointed Minister of Education and his deputy on Tuesday, May 11 said that the Catholic Church supports the initiative toward free basic education in the Central African nation.
“We support this initiative, but we want it to be free of charge for the benefit of everyone, because we find ourselves in a system where if there is no responsible adjustment, this free education can lead to the total collapse of our education system,” the Congolese Cardinal said.
He welcomed the meeting with the leadership of the country’s education ministry saying that the partnership between the government and the church in DRC has the potentiality of saving “free education, because this issue is of great importance to the President of the Republic.”
“The Congolese population expects a lot from the Ministry of Education for a successful implementation of this initiative,” Cardinal Ambongo said when he met the Education Minister, Tony Mwaba, and his deputy, Aminata Namasia.