17 December 2012

Angola: Education Reform Increases Exam Succeeding Rate

Luanda — The implementation of the new education system,"Education Reform" has increased the exam passing rate at all levels of education and reduced the rate of grade repetition and dropouts, as well as improved internal efficiency of the education system.

This was said on Monday in Luanda by the consultant of Education minister, Joaquim Cabral.

According to the official, the exam passing rate at primary education in the previous system was 42 percent, and currently it stands at 82.30 percent.

Thus, in the first cycle evolved from 45 percent to 67.10, while in the second cycle rose from 43 percent to 70.80.

As for the dropout rate, the official said that it was 26 percent in primary education, an equal number in the first cycle and 28 in the second cycle.

These figures have reduced to 13, 20 percent (primary education), 15.10 (first cycle) and 15.90 (second cycle).

Joaquim Cabral also said that the increased supply in the sector improved internal efficiency, adding that the number of graduates has increased from 35,402 in 2008 to 57,201 in 2012, representing an increase of 61.6 percent.

Education sector in Angola depends mainly on general budget.

The expenditure for education in 2008, in relation to Gross Domestic Product stood at 2.9 percent and reached 4.1 percent in 2011.

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