22 November 2012

Angola: Improved School Management Ensures Social Stability - Education Minister

Malanje — Angolan minister of Education, Mpinda Simão Thursday defended the need to improve the learning system, education and school management to ensure the creation of promising future, greater culture and a sharp exercise of citizenship.

The official defended this at central event of the National Educator's Day, on 22 November, held in northern Malanje province.

He spoke of need to develop and continue moving towards the social and economic progress of the country, through the consolidated progress.

According to the minister, Angola inherited from colonial administration a high rate of literal and functional illiteracy, coupled with many conflicts that have long compromised the country's development.

Therefore, he called for the need to invest more and more in the education of nationals towards the sustainable growth of the economy.

The official stressed that these scourges began to be overcome with the achievement of peace in 2002 and the increased number of schools and teachers across the country, as the result of the efforts inserted by the Executive.

The official also underlined the need to follow up with responsibility, the progress already achieved in terms of education and the school system, social conditions, and the status of teachers salaries.

Whereas, the provincial governor of Malanje, Norberto dos Santos "Kwata Kanawa", considered education a cornerstone for the country's development and fighting against poverty.

The provincial event of Educator's Day was marked with messages of encouragement and calls for improving the quality of work and salary.

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