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Private supplementary tutoring: educational partners or source of social injustice?


Private tutoring classes out of school hours have been flourishing in France, across Africa and in South Korea. But why, when such practices are non-existent in many other countries? In Benin, the government wants to eliminate private tutoring lessons in public secondary schools, but how to reassure parents who do not trust the quality of the education their children receive? Does private tutoring and its business practices contribute to the weakening of education systems, or is it a result of greater attention to children’s wellbeing?