Luanda — The 2019 academic year begins on 1st February and ends on 17th December, with a total of 45 weeks of schooling, as stated in the National School Year Calendar distributed last Sunday by the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry provides a total of 38 weeks of activities, equivalent to 180 days of classes.
The first trimester opens on 1st February and ends on 17th May with 15 weeks of activities, of which 13 weeks are of effective lessons, corresponding to 57 days of classes. The second trimester starts 20th of May and ends on 23rd August, equivalent to 14 weeks (12 weeks of lessons), in a total of 60 days of classes.
The third and last trimester begins on August 26 and ends on December 17, corresponding to 16 weeks, 13 of which are lectures, for a total of 63 days of classes. In the first and second trimesters there will be a two-week school break.
For the academic year in question, it is expected the enrolment of about ten million students.