Young women to benefit from scholarships

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Luanda – Government announced Tuesday plans to grant scholarships to young women and girls worth USD 200 per month as way to retain these vulnerable group in the education and learning system.

The initiative is meant to ensure equality of access to quality education for all Angolans, said the director of Personnel Office of the President of Republic, Edson Barreto.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony of the National Voluntary Report on Sustainable Development Goal, Barreto described the improvement of teaching and education quality as Executive’s priority that allows to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 8. 

He said that the government is implementing measures and policies aimed to raise the teaching quality and the knowledge level of the populations as well as the level of education for young people.

This include providing them with opportunity for vocational training to increase the employment rate and thus ensure generation of revenues for the families.

Edson Barreto also said that the Executive is committed to promoting the equality in the access to the quality education for all young people, under the long term development strategy called Angola 2025.

He also spoke of the revival of technical and professional training.

The official announced the ongoing projects aimed to boost the institutional capacity with the creation of bachelor degree courses in civil construction, electro-mechanics, maintenance of machines and engines, refrigeration and air conditioning and metal mechanics at the Faculty of Engineering of Agostinho Neto University and at the Higher Institute of Education Sciences (ISCED) in Luanda.

In turn, the minister of State for Social Sector, Carolina Cerqueira, said that the primary teaching conclusion rate is above the 97% in period 2015-2021.

While in the secondary education records a difference, with 57,9% of young boys in relation to 44% of young girls.

“The year of 2021 academic year saw an increase in conclusion rate for both genders.  69,7% for young girls and 79,9% for young boys. In the Second Cycle of the Secondary Education the data for 2015 points to a rate of 14,9% for young girls and 20% for boys”, stressed the minister.

The initiative is meant to ensure equality of access to quality education for all Angolans, said the director of Personnel Office of the President of Republic, Edson Barreto.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony of the National Voluntary Report on Sustainable Development Goal, Barreto described the improvement of teaching and education quality as Executive’s priority that allows to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 8. 

He said that the government is implementing measures and policies aimed to raise the teaching quality and the knowledge level of the populations as well as the level of education for young people.

This include providing them with opportunity for vocational training to increase the employment rate and thus ensure generation of revenues for the families.

Edson Barreto also said that the Executive is committed to promoting the equality in the access to the quality education for all young people, under the long term development strategy called Angola 2025.

He also spoke of the revival of technical and professional training.

The official announced the ongoing projects aimed to boost the institutional capacity with the creation of bachelor degree courses in civil construction, electro-mechanics, maintenance of machines and engines, refrigeration and air conditioning and metal mechanics at the Faculty of Engineering of Agostinho Neto University and at the Higher Institute of Education Sciences (ISCED) in Luanda.

In turn, the minister of State for Social Sector, Carolina Cerqueira, said that the primary teaching conclusion rate is above the 97% in period 2015-2021.

While in the secondary education records a difference, with 57,9% of young boys in relation to 44% of young girls.

“The year of 2021 academic year saw an increase in conclusion rate for both genders.  69,7% for young girls and 79,9% for young boys. In the Second Cycle of the Secondary Education the data for 2015 points to a rate of 14,9% for young girls and 20% for boys”, stressed the minister.