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Stretching for universal primary education by 2015

MAPUTO: Opening day at Escola Communitaria 4 de Outobro in the Mozambican Capital, Maputo, is an anxious occasion as parents worry about their children's admission if they cannot pay the fees.
While two men try to salvage the decaying white signboard above the sandy entrance to the school yard, the few lucky parents with the money to register their children crowd a tiny reception room while they wait outside the even tinier headmaster's office.

"It is the first day of school but ... you can see that today there are hardly any children and lessons have not even started," Lote Daniel Mondlane, the school's headmaster told IRIN.

Read the full article on IRIN.

Posted on 6 Feb 2009 11:15