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Since Joseph Kabila came to power in 2001, the Congolese state has reengaged with the international community to initiate reforms. In the education sector, one of the overarching objectives was to offer free primary education to all children. One of the major obstacles to realising this goal was that about one-third of teachers were not included in the government's administrative database. Cyril Owen Brandt refers to this group as 'illegible' teachers, and investigates why a significant number of public primary and secondary school teachers in the DRC been illegible to the state administration since the 1970s.

Event details of Teacher identification in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Date 27 February 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

C.O. Brandt: Illegibility as a State Effect. The Limits of Governing Teacher Identification in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Prof. F.X. Bonal


Dr T.A. Lopes Cardozo

Dr T. De Herdt (Universiteit Antwerpen)


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.