Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:01 - Updated Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:01
Over four million Angolans still illiterate
Luanda - The minister of Education, Maria Cândida Teixeira, said last Wednesday in Luanda that over four million Angolans, aged between 15 and 35, are still considered illiterate, meaning they cannot write and read.
Send by email
To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send
To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send
Maria Cândida Teixeira - Education minister
Photo: ANTONIO ESCRIVAO
The minister made this statement after the signing of a co-operation accord between the Education Ministry and the United Methodist Church (IMUA), aimed at the creation of literacy classes in IMUA’s temples.
Maria Cândida Teixeira stressed that many problems recorded in the Angolan society, such as domestic violence, premature pregnancy, criminality, prostitution, among others, are related to the lack or little academic training of persons.
Thus, she went on to explain, the education sector intends to implement the 2030 Agenda, which is aimed at transforming the life of the population through education, as one of the main ways to boost development and well-being of the citizens.
The minister then stressed that her department is committed to expanding the educational facilities countrywide, so that the citizens can have easy access to academic training.
The United Methodist Church (IMUA) reverend, Manuel André, stated that the accord is intended to step up the fight against illiteracy.
Meanwhile, the UNESCO programmes specialist and representative in Angola, Nicolau Bubuzi, disclosed that in the world there are over 360 million children and adolescents who are not integrated in the education system.
- 11/09/2017 16:53:23
Camabatela - At least 25.618 citizens of both genders were taught to read and write between 2007 and 2017, in the municipality of Ambaca, northern Cuanza Norte province within the framework of Literacy and School Acceleration Programme (PAAE).
- 08/09/2017 19:18:54
Luanda - At least 500,000 citizens were taught to read and write throughout the country during this year, in the framework of the literacy process, Education Minister Pinda Simão said Friday in Luanda.
- 08/09/2017 15:29:12
Luanda - The Government of Luanda Province (GPL) intends to intensify the literacy process in order to reach the goals set for 2025, with the aim to eradicate illiteracy and provide the citizens with a valuable tool to ensure human and country's development.