Ministers Kolongele Eberande and Tony Mwaba, for the digitization of EPST sector

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Kinshasa, April 8th, 2022 (CPA) – The Minister in charge of Digital, Desire Cashmir Kalongele Eberande, and his colleague from Primary, Secondary and Technical Education (EPST), Tony Mwaba Kazadi, during a working session on Tuesday in the evening, studied the possibilities of using the expertise offered by the Ministry in charge of Digital, for the digitization of the governance of EPST sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), learned CPA on Thursday from sources from the Ministry in charge of Digital.

During their exchanges of views, Minister Tony Mwaba expressed the wish to foresee anticipatory measures to intensify distance learning and the digitalization of governance in order to develop EPST sector. “Let’s not forget that 2020-2021 school year had been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

There was the first and the second wave which led to the closure of schools. Now that the situation has stabilized, we are already thinking in advance, and in the long term, about other resilience mechanisms to deal with these types of disasters, in particular the reform of distance education, the digitization of sectoral governance in all administrative, educational and financial aspects », declared the Minister in charge of EPST, before foreseeing the possibility of innovating, with the establishment of a platform that can allow parents to students, to ensure that their children have indeed arrived at school.

The Minister in charge of Digital, for his part, welcomed the initiative taken by his colleague from EPST and promised to support him, by providing him with the expertise available to the Ministry in charge of Digital.

ACP/Lys