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Free access to Basic Education

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo (center) with DRC’s newly appointed Education Minister, Tony Mwaba (left), and his deputy, Aminata Namasia (right) after the May 11 audience in Kinshasa. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa.

Free Access to Basic Education in DR Congo Needs to Benefit “everyone”: Congolese Cardinal

May 14, 2021

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.

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”

Jan 15, 2021

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

Dec 17, 2019

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.