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Schools have reopened in the Democratic Republic of Congo but the threat of a teacher strike looms large on the horizon.

If it goes ahead, the strike will seriously compromise the provision of free primary education, a project launched by President Félix Tshisekedi in September 2019. Despite the threat of a strike, for many parents, the reopening represents a step in the right direction.

Teachers reclaim better salaries and better conditions. Unlike in the past, parents no longer pay teachers directly. Instead, the salaries are paid by the government.

Data source: news colony

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