EDUCATION IN HAITI AN OVERVIEW OF TRENDS, ISSUES AND PLANS (2011)

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Marked by political instability for more than two decades, Haiti is facing shortage of public education for its children. Of the 75% of children going to school6, the large majority relies on private education due to the limited offer by public schools. A mere 8% of the total number of schools belongs to the public system. For a population of which 76% live under $2 a day, tuitions are excessively high for most families, despite Haiti‟s existing constitutions stating free elementary education and compulsory education7. With the earthquake of January 12, 2010, the situation is even more serious.

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