The average cost of a school kit for 2012-2013 school year amouts between DZD 3000 for the primary cycle, DZD 4000 for the intermediate cycle and DZD 4500 for the secondary cycle, a variable cost based on the quality. these prices do not take into account the prices of school books, according to opinions collected from the parents of pupils.
The overall cost of a scholar kit, including books and overalls, amounts to about DZD 10,000 per pupil and can even exceeds DZD 15, 000 if we add the price of new clothes that some parents buy to their children in every school year.
According to parents, several teachers exaggerate the list for school supplies, where some articles are never used during the school year.
Several parents deem necessary the intervention of authorities to increase the school allowance from DZD 3000 to DZD 10 000, considering the rise by 40 % in the prices of school articles compared to last year.
A budget of about DZD 50 billion has been devoted to cover the needs of about 8 300 000 enrolled pupils as part of the operation of school solidarity this year.