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.
  • Burundi:  Nation's Push for Universal Education

    Africa Renewal, 14 September 2012

    Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi's successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get ... read more »

According to the UN Children's Fund, the proportion of children in school increased from 59 percent in 2005 to 96 percent in 2011.

  • Africa:  African Schools Keep an Eye On the Prize

    Africa Renewal, 1 August 2012

    A small, dusty, sparsely furnished building of mud bricks serves as a classroom for pupils at a primary school in Buterere, a town on the outskirts of Burundi's capital. read more »

  • Burundi:  Helping Returnee Students Overcome Language Barrier

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 24 February 2011

    Unversed in Burundi's official languages of French and Kirundi, children of refugees returning after decades spent in Anglophone countries, such as neighbouring Tanzania, often ... read more »

  • Burundi:  India to Set Up Education Planning Institute in Burundi

    East African Business Week, 24 October 2011

    India has signed an agreement with Burundi, a landlocked country in eastern Africa, to set up an institute for education planning and administration. read more »

  • East Africa:  Maiden EA Education Expo to Be Held At Njiro

    Arusha Times, 30 June 2012

    Institutes of Higher learning based in Asian countries are reportedly showing great interest to participate in the first ever 'East African Education Expo' to be held in Arusha ... read more »

  • Burundi:  Burundi NGO Pushes for Girl Child Education

    East African Business Week, 27 September 2010

    Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Burundi will largely depend on educating the girl child, Bafashe Bige, an NGO based in Burundi says. read more »