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All children in full-day public schools by 2016

Monte Plata, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Sunday said the government plans to have all children in full-day public schools by 2016, which in his view is a milestone in the country´s education.

He said in addition to improving the quality of Dominican Republic’s education, the measure will also boost the domestic agro sector, with higher demand for milk, cheese and other products.

Speaking to the La Altagracia Cattlemen’s Association, Medina urged them to prepare to meet the demand for agro products with the expansion of the Full-Day Schools. “The number of students in the Extended School Day will be increased to one million in December this year, and we hope will be all children by 2016.”

He said when he began his visits to rural areas to promote credit, most adults were saying their children didn’t want to work because there was no future in farming, “but we have shown that it is possible to live off agriculture.”

“Undoubtedly, and yes you can live off agriculture; especially now with the increased demand posed by the Extended School Day.”

As an example the Head of State put the Sabana Grande de Boya (east) farmers themselves, who currently sell all the milk they produce to the school breakfasts, at good prices.

Source: DT

Nov 2, 2015

Category: DR News |

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