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Back to school in the DR

The school year in the Dominican Republic opens on Monday, 22 August 2016. An estimated 2.2 million students will be attending public schools and another 600,000 at private schools.

The Ministry of Education says that 1,290,000 of the 2.2 million public school students will benefit from the eight-hour extended day schools, which are open from 8 to 4pm. A total of 3,841 of these schools are now operating nationwide.

President Danilo Medina will be officially opening the school year at an event at the Escuela Pedro Henriquez Urena in Villa Mella, in the province of Santo Domingo.

The school year starts with a new Minister of Education, architect Andres Navarro. The Ministry has the challenge of improving the quality of education in public schools. At present, the DR scores poorly in international rankings, including TERCE and Informe Pisa.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

Aug 22, 2016

Category: DR News |

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