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The shocking state of the Central African educational system

The shocking state of the Central African educational system

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The educational system of the Central African Republic has been disintegrating for decades. It is now in a state of complete crisis.

Humanitarian and development agencies in CAR are working hard to bring teachers and teaching material in towns and villages the state system has not reached for more than a decade.

In preparation for CAR’s first Donor Round Table in October, the government prepared a two-page brief on state of the country’s educational system revealing an almost insurmountable challenge.
The educational system of the Central African Republic has been disintegrating for decades. It is now in a state of complete crisis.

Humanitarian and development agencies in CAR are working hard to bring teachers and teaching material in towns and villages the state system has not reached for more than a decade.

In preparation for CAR’s first Donor Round Table in October, the government prepared a two-page brief on state of the country’s educational system revealing an almost insurmountable challenge.

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Central African Republic
Development Partner Consultation | Brussels 26 June 2007
Development Partner Consultation for the Central African Republic | Brussels 26 June 2007
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Sector note
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Education
1. Current situation
The Government, supported by the World Bank and UNESCO (Dakar Pole), recently carried out athorough analysis of the educational sector (RESEN). Principal findings are presented below.Following this analysis, the Government is working to develop a sector-based strategy within acredible macro-financial framework to guide the education sector from 2007-2020. The nationalstrategy aims to make the accession of CAR to the EFA-Fast Track initiative possible.For 15 years access to education in CAR has been limited by a low intake capacity. Enrolmentindicators have not shown any significant improvement at any educational level during this period. In2005 the School Enrolment Ratio (SER) was 4% for Pre-School, 75% for Basic-1 (B1) and 29% for Basic-2 (B2), Secondary General (SG) and Technical. Weakness in intake capacity is matched by adeterioration of the quality of services offered and a decline in resources allocated to the sector.Budgetary priority of education spending has continued to fall. While education accounted for 28% of public, debt-free spending in 1996, it was estimated at only 14% in 2005. The combination of limitedtax income and low budget priority means that only 1.45% of GDP is devoted to public spending oneducation, the lowest on the continent and far below the African average of 3.7%.Funding for Basic-1 education has faced a particular decline. Whereas B1 spending accounted for 65% of all public education expenditure in 1980, it accounted for only 49% in 2005. The share grantedto secondary education is also low (28%). In contrast, tertiary education receives 23% of currenteducation spending (compared to an average of 18% in Africa).Unit costs (average spending per pupil) are particularly low in primary and secondary education. Theyare estimated at 7% of GDP per capita for B1, 17% for B2 and 28% for SG. In contrast, the unit cost of tertiary education reached 225% of GDP per capita. Annual public spending for a student in higher education is equivalent to that of 31 pupils in Basic-1.The number of civil servant teachers fails to meet demand due to budgetary constraints. Theeducation system adapts by i) families recruiting unqualified teacher-relatives, who currently representabout half of all teachers in classrooms, and ii) reaching desperately low student-to-teacher ratios (anaverage of 92 pupils per teacher in primary education, and an average of over 50 in secondary). Thelack of textbooks for teachers and pupils further compounds the challenges of a severely under-staffedteaching force. At present, in B1 there is one book per 10 pupils.It is worth noting that the repetition rate remains high. In Basic-1, and Basic-2 and Secondary General30% and 20%, respectively, of students repeat each grade each year. Lastly, the education systemstruggles to retain children from the beginning to the end of a teaching cycle: the completion rate for Basic-1 was estimated at only 32% in 2005.The number of qualified people graduating from the education system fails to meet economy’s needs.The agricultural and informal sectors require literate people to increase productivity, which will in turncontribute to poverty reduction; at the same time, modern sectors – industry or technology – require
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