Burundi Leaps Ahead in Educational Progress


A report by the United Nations has revealed that Burundi topped the list of countries making the greatest strides in education, despite its status as one of the poorest countries in the world.
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According to the UN Children's Fund, the proportion of children in school increased from 59 percent in 2005 to 96 percent in 2011.