Education sector announces national exams

  • Detail of visit of Education minister Luisa Grilo to Namibe
Moçâmedes - Angolan minister of Education Luísa Grilo has announced plans for the implementation of national exams this academic year in the country, saying that the process will run on a pilot basis.

She said the preparatory process is in progress, with the creation of the first teams that will work on the preparation for the tests and their implementation in the 6th, 9th and 12th grades.

Luisa Grilo, who was on a three-day visit to the south-west Namibe province, said that the process is being carried out very carefully and with strictness, but she recognised existing several difficulties.

“We should not continue to work based on speculation. We need to know what each province or municipality offers in terms of learning”, said the minister.

She said there are differences in managing the knowledge, but there is a national minimum of training content that is mandatory and which  everyone should master.

“The national exam serves to assess this national minimum, as its adaptations must be assessed based on continuous assessment, since the curriculum itself covers 70 percent national and 30 percent local responsibility," she added.

She said the preparatory process is in progress, with the creation of the first teams that will work on the preparation for the tests and their implementation in the 6th, 9th and 12th grades.

Luisa Grilo, who was on a three-day visit to the south-west Namibe province, said that the process is being carried out very carefully and with strictness, but she recognised existing several difficulties.

“We should not continue to work based on speculation. We need to know what each province or municipality offers in terms of learning”, said the minister.

She said there are differences in managing the knowledge, but there is a national minimum of training content that is mandatory and which  everyone should master.

“The national exam serves to assess this national minimum, as its adaptations must be assessed based on continuous assessment, since the curriculum itself covers 70 percent national and 30 percent local responsibility," she added.