Luanda — The 2013 academic year was officially opened in Luanda by the Angolan vice president, Manuel Vicente, during a ceremony witnessed by the provincial governor, Bento Bento.
The event took place at the 2nd cycle school 5112, in Capalanga ward, in Luanda's municipality of Viana.
On the occasion, Bento Bento expressed satisfaction with the choice of Luanda for the formal opening of the academic year, adding that the province has currently 708 schools, 28 of which new ones.
He added that of the 28 new schools, one was built by the Ministry of Education and 27 by the Government of Luanda province, as part of its effort to absorb all children into the education system until 2015.
According to the governor, the municipalities of Cazenga and Icolo e Bengo gained three schools each, Cacuaco got five, Belas (five), Quissama (two), Luanda (eight) and Viana (one).
The province has the capacity for 20,340 students in 326 classrooms.
A total of 1.5 million students have registered with the non-university system in Luanda, 700,000 of which in the primary level, it was said.