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Latest stories: Free access to Basic Education

The Secretary-General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Fr. Donatien Ntshole addressing journalists during a press conference in DRC's capital, Kinshasa on January 13. / Website National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Say Process Toward Free Basic Education “irreversible”

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) have expressed their support for and commitment to seeing the success of the free basic education in the Central African nation. 

CENCO’s Secretary General, Fr. Donatien Nshole  addressing journalists at Press Conference in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa, Monday, December 16, 2019 /

“Free access to primary education irreversible,” DR Congo Bishops Say

Following challenges in implementing a constitutional provision allowing free access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has made public its position on the matter, indicating that free access to primary education is irreversible and that relevant authorities need to give teachers adequate remuneration to avoid the deterioration of national education.