Over 30,000 children to join school in 2012

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Huambo – At least 37,098 children will enter the education system for the first time in 2012 in central Huambo province, as a result of Government’s effort to gradually reduce the number of kids out of school.

The information was released Tuesday in Huambo by the head of the Education sector in the province, Manuel Sampaio do Amaral.

According to the official, 655,993 students will be enrolled next year, against the 618, 895 that attend school this academic year in the three sub-systems of education.

The official also stated that absorbing the new students in the normal education system will require the construction of at least 412 new class-rooms and admission of about 500 new primary teachers.

He said the provincial Government intends to build 6,250 new classrooms until 2105, totalling 12,500 in two shifts (morning and afternoon) and recruit 200 new teachers.