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More than 60,000 teachers are needed to meet the needs of the sector

Laudemira de Sousa, director of the human resources office at the Ministry of Education, revealed that more than 60,000 teachers are needed to make up for the deficit that exists in the sector. According to the official, a total of 60,444 teachers are needed from the next academic year to provide coverage in the country, thus adjusting the proportion between teachers, students and classrooms.


She acknowledged that the figure presented may seem an exaggeration, but that it reflects a reality as new schools were built in the country.

Furthermore, the official, cited by Angop, also pointed out mobility in the sector as another cause for this deficit, clarifying that the mobility of professionals due to retirements, deaths, transfers and secondments is also high.

Speaking at the 18th National Field of Fairs for University Students (CANFEU), she indicated that although Decree 160/18 establishes the profile for primary school teachers, the sector is already at a stage where adjustments are not needed, such as at times it happened when people only needed to know how to read and write to perform the teaching duties, writes Angop.

Thus, she admitted that this stage is the result of the training of staff that has taken place over the years, and there are currently a sufficient number of teachers who are trained to teach the subjects, with emphasis on mathematics and physics.

As for professional technical education, the official admitted that there is still a shortage, as this area requires people with engineering training.

Laudemira de Sousa also made it known that the tutelage has exceptional permission to hire engineers, to be collaborators and thus help to guarantee classes in this field.

On the occasion, the Minister of Education, Luísa Grilo, informed that in the last five years, around 5651 classrooms were built in the country, as part of the Integrated Intervention Program in Municipalities (PIIM), and also mentioned some projects designed to improve the quality of education, including the virtual school 'Xilonga', PAT II, ​​Todos Unidos pela Primeira Infância (TUPPI), EJA-Angola, among others, writes Angop.

In her turn, the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, also quoted by Angop, said that the Government expects to invest more in courses in the areas of agriculture, fish farming, fisheries, arts and humanities.

"We must have a system of quality assurance and culture. Without a process of self-assessment, without external assessment and accreditation of courses and without evaluating the performance of professors, one cannot aim for excellence", said the minister, who added that the teachers who will teach in five years (from 2027) must have at least a degree.

She also recognized the need to adapt the training offer. "Today there is a sharp reduction in courses in engineering, technology and natural sciences", she said, adding that nowadays there are several courses in the social field, whose job offer is low, writes Angop.


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