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Haiti - Education : At 15 days of the new school year, the Ministry does not seem ready...
20/08/2017 11:09:12

Haiti - Education : At 15 days of the new school year, the Ministry does not seem ready...
At 15 days of the start of the school year, scheduled for September 4th, while the pressure is increasing on parents who can not find subsidized school books... Miloody Vincent, Director of Communication of the Ministry of Education, provides no details, saying "during the month of August, when the books will be available at various outlets, parents may obtain them," he even suggests that some books are not printed yet, whats is not encouraging...

For his part, Jacques François, responsible for the textbook subsidy file, refuses to make estimates on the quantity of textbooks subsidized, claiming not to have the exact figures...

It should be noted that the same observation of "a feeling of unpreparedness" had already been made 15 days ago http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21740-haiti-politics-subsidized-textbooks-still-unavailable.html while the Ministry was satisfied with confirming that textbook subsidies for the 2017-2018 academic year were maintained at 70% for textbooks of 1st and 2nd cycles, pointing out that some of the third cycle books will be subsidized at 60% for non-public and private schools. For public schools, national congregations or national priests "The system of endowment of works is also maintained".

Miloody Vincent promises that the Ministry will organize a press conference in the coming days, to give all necessary explanations and details...

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21740-haiti-politics-subsidized-textbooks-still-unavailable.html

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