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Haiti - Education : End of subsidies for textbooks in French for the first cycle of fundamental school
Text of the decision:
"Taking into account the provisions enacted by the educational reform and the recommendations of all the studies carried out to date for the improvement of learning from the 1st to the 4th year of the fundamental school;
In accordance with the actions undertaken for the curriculum reform and the place of Creole, which is both a teaching tool and a learning object (language of teaching and learning) from the 1st year of the fundamental education to the last year of end of secondary education;
Considering the need to promote the development of teaching materials in Creole, particularly at the level of the first cycle of basic school;
Considering the prescriptions of the Decree of March 30, 1982 advocating learning in the mother tongue, Creole;
Considering the Presidential Order of September 1, 2014 relating to the 12 measures in support of the reform of the education system https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11781-haiti-education-exam-results-disappointing-the-minister-manigat-announced-a-package-of-measures.html ;
Considering the requirements of the detailed programs of the Fundamental for Creole as the language of instruction for all subjects during the 1st cycle of the fundamental school;
After consultation, evaluation and several consultation meetings, it was decided that from the 2022-2023 academic year, no funding will be granted either as an endowment or as a subsidy for textbooks in French intended for learners for the first cycle of the fundamental school.
Moreover, also taking into account the evolution of time and the global environment of Haiti in the Caribbean, Latin American and North American concert, the Ministry also wants to strongly encourage, from the first years of the fundamental school, oral communication of the French, English and Spanish languages. [...]"