Haiti's College Students: A Lost Generation?

Monday, April 26, 2010

People wander the streets in front of the remains of a boarding school in the downtown area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Getty)

Haiti's higher education system — already highly dysfunctional before the quake — is in shambles. The January 12 earthquake destroyed 90 percent of its school buildings and tore down nine of the state university's thirteen campuses. In a country that needs massive rebuilding and new leadership, who is taking care of educating its next generation of architects, politicians and doctors?

We talk to Frances Robles, a reporter who recently sat in on a religion class, which had to be held outdoors with the professor lecturing through a megaphone in Port-Au-Prince. She covers the Caribbean for the Miami Herald foreign desk.


Frances Robles

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

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