Philippe-Zinda-Kaboré High School in Ouagadougou, closed since May after unrest, will not open its doors during the 2021-2022 academic year. All students who were registered there are encouraged to register on websites so that they can be transferred to other public colleges and high schools. Regarding the fate of the largest upper secondary school in the country, the Minister of Education said that he was waiting for a decision from the Council of Ministers.
as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani
The country’s largest high school in terms of capacity is still closed. A few days before the start of the school year, the Ministry of National Education invites the 3,700 students affected by this decision or their parents to register on websites. “These students will be distributed among 74 facilities according to their choice according to the reception capacity and their accommodation,” emphasizes Professor Stanislas Ouaro. And for this fact, the public colleges and colleges of Ouagadougou are selected.
“If they manage to find a place for all the students in the facilities near their place of residence, it will be very good,” a parent wishes for a student. As for teachers, they will also be relocated to other high schools. “There are some general colleges that will be set up as high schools at the moment,” explains Professor Stanislas Ouaro.
The high school was no longer “functional”. About the fate of Philippe-Zinda-Kaboré High School, the National Union of Parents’ Associations intends to speak to the Ministry of Higher Education to find out what it will be used for. the coming years.
This high school had been closed after the dismissal of its administration during a demonstration by students against the reforms of school tests. “The school no longer functioned and it is in view of the seriousness of the actions that the Council of Ministers had decided to close it,” said the Minister of National Education.
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