Education in the Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo intends to use education as a key lever for development in order to ensure its economy is well integrated in the global economy. In particular, education is seen as a way to produce a well-trained and qualified workforce.

Some of the challenges that the country faces in the education sector are the under-development of pre-primary opportunities, as well as high repetition rates and large numbers of students per class in primary schools. Moreover, the quality of primary education is inadequate. Only 60% of children attend secondary school, and higher or vocational education need to be enhanced to better respond to market needs. Moreover, large inequalities still remain based on geographical location or ethnicity.

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Latest grant

Students sitting in a classroom in Republic of Congo


The Global Partnership supported the development of the 2015-2025 education strategy with a grant of US$250,000 in 2014, managed by UNICEF.


All amounts are in US dollars.

Grant type Years Allocations Disbursements Grant agent  
Sector plan development 2014 250,000 247,535 UNICEF  
  TOTAL 250,000 247,535    

Education sector progress

The graphs below show overall progress in the education sector in the Republic of Congo. Download this PDF to view the country’s progress on 16 results framework indicators monitored by the GPE Secretariat.


Primary completion rate (%)

Lower secondary completion rate

Out-of-school rate for children of primary school age

Out-of-school rate for adolescents of lower secondary school age

Pre-primary gross enrollment rate

Gender parity index for out-of-school rate – Primary and lower secondary

Public expenditure on education as share of GDP (%)

Students/trained teacher ratio

Teachers trained (%)

Source: World Bank - Education Data
Data on education are compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics from official responses to surveys and from reports provided by education authorities in each country.

Last updated April 06, 2019