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Burundi: A Political Will to Provide Universal Education

The proportion of children in school increased from 59 per cent in 2005 to 96 per cent in 2011. The fact that Burundi is just emerging from war and that its schools were then often targeted makes the progress even more remarkable.

Africa Renewal Online reports that government in Burundi has put the emphasis on access to education for all children. Concerns remain about the dropout rates.

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