In a statement, to which VerAngola had access, the tutelage informs that, according to the "data collected in the 98 legally recognized and functioning Higher Education Institutions, of which 28 are public and 70 are private", a total of 158,910 vacancies.
Of the total number of vacancies available, more than half are from private institutions: of the 158,910 vacancies that exist, 134,472 are from private entities, corresponding to 85 percent.
The remaining 24,438 vacancies, which correspond to 15 percent, concern public institutions.
The ministry also mentions that in relation to the previous academic year (2021/2022) there was an "increase of 6984 vacancies, that is, 4.6 percent more".
The statement also indicates that, in percentage terms, the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts course has the highest percentage of vacancies, with 61.4 percent. This is followed by the Engineering and Technologies course (20.4 percent), the Medium and Health Sciences (15.4 percent), Natural and Exact Sciences (2.5 percent) and Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (0.2 percent).
More than 48 million school textbooks made available
The Ministry of Education produced a total of 48,842,122 textbooks to be made available free of charge in the 2022/2023 school year.
The distribution of books (all for pre-school and primary education) started in October last year, informed the Secretary of State for Pre-school and Primary Education, Pacheco Francisco, who in statements to the Public Television of Angola (TPA) and quoted by Angop, said that the conditions for opening schools are already created.
The official also mentioned the illicit sale of school books, informing that this matter, as it is a crime, will be dealt with by the Ministry of the Interior, writes Angop.
It is recalled that the new school year starts on the 5th of September, with an estimated entry of two million new students in pre-school and primary education. Overall, more than 10 million students are expected to be enrolled in the general education system.