This envelope is intended for the Education Sector Plan Support Project (PAPASE II), with the aim of improving access and quality in this sector. In May 2020, the Central African government adopted an Education Sector Plan (PSE). To this end, a support project has been set up to support this plan. This is the Education Sector Plan Support Project (PAPASE II). Indeed, PAPSE II is the result of a strategic partnership between the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the World Bank and the Central African government in the development of the education sector. It is a form of perfect response to the objectives of the education sector plan in order to support the development of the education system. The development objective of PAPSE II is to improve access and quality of pre-primary and basic education and strengthen the management and resilience of the education system. However, the particularity of PAPSE II is the fact of the use of the national language Sängö in the teaching program at the primary level ”indicated Aboubacar Moukadas Noure, Minister in charge of national education. The said project is financed by the World Bank to the tune of US $ 30,850,000,000, or CFA francs 17,584,500,000. It will take into account the issue of improving the quality of education and the initial and continuing training of teachers in order to achieve the objective aimed at as a teacher-student ratio. It will allow the construction of local colleges in underserved prefectures and the establishment of a national assessment of students’ academic achievements. During the official launching ceremony of this project held on Wednesday, October 20 in the conference room of the Galaxy International School Complex in Bangui, Bernard Oula Coulibaly, in charge of operations, acting resident representative of the World Bank in the Central African Republic has placed special emphasis on the execution of the various programs for the success of this project. He also showed how many times the World Bank takes charge to support PAPSE II. This project, as we have mentioned above, aims to improve the Central African education system, which has lost its reputation. The observation is deplorable given that the multiple military-political crises that rocked the Central African Republic have also had a largely negative impact on national education. Several children did not have the opportunity to attend classrooms because of the armed groups. It is also important to show how often the country faces a considerable shortage of qualified tenured teachers. Several schools, especially in provincial towns, operate thanks to the strong hand of “master parents” who, for the most part, do not have an adequate level to teach. Today, the issue of upgrading the education system is a real challenge for the Central African government. The basis of a country’s development rests on education, which is the vector of qualified human capital. The monitoring and success of this project will be a considerable asset for the country in terms of future human resources.
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