|Preschool enrollment rate 3.6%||3,6%||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Net Intake Rate||B=59% G=52,9% T=56%||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Gross enrollment rate||B=99,6% G=85,8% T=92,7%||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Completion rate||B=68,5% G=49,1% T=58,8%||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Parity Index||0,86||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Children (5-17 years) out of school||7.4 millions (52% filles) ; 60% ont 6 et 7 ans||Out of school Study 2012|
|Transition from primary to secondary||74.7% (Gross rate)||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
|Gross enrollment rate in secondary school||38,5%||Statistical Yearbook 2010-2011|
Despite decades of economic and political crisis the coverage and performance of the education sector has increased in recent years. Although there is gender parity in enrolment at at primary level, important differences between provinces remain.
EDUCATION COSTS ARE TOO HIGH
Primary school completion rate has reached 58,8% in 2011. In spite of the fee free primary education policy, education costs remains high for families. Government transfers to support the functionning of schools and administrative offices remains insufficient. Pupils are requested to pay different types of fees including teachers’ salaries.
After Nigeria and Ethiopia, DRC has the largest number of school-children in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2012 Out of School study shows a direct relationship between the enrolment of children in school and the income status of a household. In poor families the access and retention of children is low, especially in rural areas, gender parity is 0.86 – and of those who reach university level, girls constitute only 30%