Reformed education and geological wonders
Democratic Republic of Congo is situated in the heart of Africa. Congo’s education resembles Belgium’s education since there are six years at primary level followed by six years at secondary level. Despite the suffering from wars in the past, Congo’s government has tried as hard as they can to invest in and reform the education system.
Regarding higher education of Democratic Republic of Congo, there are many private as well as public polytechnics and specialized colleges, but only four state universities. They are the Universities of Goma, Kinshasa, Kongo and Lubumbashi. Today the universities offer a wide range of courses in anthropology, geology, history, information sciences, languages, linguistics, law, philosophy, sociology, engineering trade and public health.
Traveling like tourists is great for students in DR Congo. There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore abundant wildlife and geological wonders which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It’s possible to climb to the summits of mountains and see boiling a lava lake or see rare species of flora and fauna when visiting a Congo tropical rainforest.
Like many other African countries, DR Congo has low cost of living. For example, one –way ticket for local transport costs $0.39. An one bedroom apartment outside city center would cost students $147.31 per month. If students want to have some recreational activities, one seat at a cinema is $3.92, for example.
Top 3 reasons to study in Congo:
- Reformed education
- Low costs of living
- Geological wonders
Did you know this about Congo?
- Primary education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is free and compulsory.
- Democratic Republic of Congo is the third largest country in Africa.
- French is the only official language in the Democratic Republic of Congo, though it is estimated that there are total of 242 languages spoken.