Back to school: textbook sellers report very few sales

While the back-to-school date set for September 11, 2023, by the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) has not yet taken effect in schools in the capital, in the streets of Pétion-Ville and Delmas, sellers of books and school supplies report very few sales. During a tour of sales points on Wednesday, September 13, we did not observe any significant turnout.

Jonasson Odigène
Par Jonasson Odigène
15 Sep 2023 | Lecture : 3 min.

Street vendors of textbooks and school supplies are struggling to make sales at the beginning of September, even though the start of the school year was officially scheduled for September 11, 2023. "In normal times, I wouldn't have time to talk to you," says Jeanty, a bookseller since the early 2000s.

"This year, there haven't been many sales due to the current situation in the country. Parents are still hesitant about the reopening of schools, which partly explains the low number of buyers," explains th


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