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The Dominican Republic public schools have received an increase in Cryeole-speaking students in recent years. Thousands of new Haitian immigrants have registered their children in public schools in the Dominican Republic, especially in border towns.

As reported, the enrollment of Haitian students in public schools across the five border provinces of the Dominican Republic has surged by 52% over the past five years. The Haitian students, be they documented or not, study here for free and receive the same free uniforms, textbooks, tablets and computers as regular documented students and Dominican students.

According to Ministry of Education statistics, the number of Haitian students registered increased from 12,988 in the 2018-2019 academic year to 19,785 in the 2022-2023 school year. In contrast, Dominican student enrollment decreased by 11.37%...

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