Project CERCO, a secondary school educational tuition project based on information and communication technologies. In 1998, Project CERCO started with only one high school with 17 teachers and 1,125 students. The pupils travelled more than 20 km to come in the only college which gave them the chance not only to have courses of general education but of data processing as well.
Information technologies and communication (TIC) prove to be essential in the process of development. In 2006, more than 80% of the Beninese population was illiterate in this field. Before the establishment of Project CERCO, information technology education was considered a luxury in the Republic of Benin.Today, Project CERCO has more than one fifth of all high school students in Benin and more than a thousand professors active throughout the territory. Thanks to Project CERCO, more people can have easy access to technical training.