Govt lays foundation stone for construction of 82 new schools worth US$15m

Govt lays foundation stone for construction of 82 new schools worth US$15m

Photo Tatoli/Sérgio da Cruz.

MALIANA, 17 april 2023 (TATOLI) – Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak, accompanied by Education Minister Armindo Maia and Deputy Education Minister, António Guterres laid the foundation stone for the construction of 82 new schools across the country, worth US$15 million.

The 82 new schools are part of a total of 117 new schools to be built within 2023, which will provide 258 classrooms for teaching and learning.

The official ceremony was symbolically launched in Maliana, the capital of the Bobonaro Municipality, at the Central Basic School.

In addition to school building projects, there are also projects for the rehabilitation of damaged school buildings called School Infrastructure Rehabilitation Projects.

Prime Minister Ruak was delighted with the launch of the new school buildings as under his leadership over 400 new schools were built between 2021 and 2023.

“The construction of these schools is vital for the learning process of our children. It will ensure that our children and teachers have access to the library, toilets, and kitchen,” Ruak said.

Meanwhile, the Head of Government also symbolically inaugurated 59 schools that have been under construction. 

In january 2023, the Ministry of Education inaugurated 94 schools as the first phase of the inauguration of education infrastructure in the country, making it one of the remarkable achievements in terms of the development taking place in the education sector.



Journalist: Sérgio da Cruz

Editor: Evaristo Soares Martins

Translator: Filomeno Martins /Editor: Nelia Borges


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