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Madagascar: New campaign to combat the high dropout of the young students

The Ministry of national Education in Madagascar and supported among others by the Norway, UNICEF and UNESCO, has recently launched a new campaign to combat the dropout in the island.
The objective is to bring on the benches of the school and the college approximately 500,000 children and adolescents aged between 7 and 15 years.
Approximately 1.5 million children in Madagascar left at an early stage the path of learning and knowledge, because their parents lack of resources cannot pay the vested costs of the school canteen and are also unable to make the payment of the annual fee for lessons under the aegis of the Fram association.
Thus, on 10 children who perform their primary class, only three manage to finish the first cycle, as reported by the newspaper Courrier of Madagascar.
"The schooling of the children excluded from the education system, having abandoned or having never integrated the school, is one of the priorities of the Government and the president of the Republic. This campaign will be renewed over the next years in order to continually increase the number of children in school. Catch-up classes will begin as soon as July 16 to enable school children to catch up to their level in the next school year," said Paul Rabary, Minister of National Education.
* UNICEF humanitarian Association for the survival and protection of children Organization UNESCO United Nations Education, Science and Culture

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