The amount will be channeled as a donation and will support programs that will be implemented in the period 2020-2022, reinforcing the Common Fund to Support the Education Sector, called “FASE”.
In public education, Mozambique has a total of 13,337 primary schools and 677 secondary schools, an “imbalance” that is seen as a challenge in efforts to ensure the permanence of children in schools, especially in rural areas.
Currently, Mozambican schools have been closed since April 1 under the state of emergency decreed by the Mozambican head of state, Filipe Nyusi, in face of the covid-19 in the country, which has already recorded more than one thousand cases and eight deaths.
Classes will restart in stages from July 27, with priority for classes with exams, namely the 7th, in primary education, and the 10th and 12th, in secondary.
On Tuesday, the Mozambican government announced that it will spend 3.5 billion meticais (44 million euros) on the reorganization of schools, for their phased reopening in view of the risks imposed by the covid-19.