5 February 2013

Angola: 2013 Academic Year Opens

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.

Copyright © 2013 Angola Press Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.