Mozambique is singled out by the World Bank as one of the African countries implementing sustainable inclusive policies in the education sector, aiming to achieve the African Agenda 2063 on Africa’s economic growth.
Speaking at the heads of state summit in Tanzania on human capital development in Africa, the World Bank’s regional vice president for Eastern and Southern Africa praised the efforts of the Government of Mozambique to literate the population, including girls, through the expansion of education.
For Victoria Kwakwa, “African countries must increase the resources allocated to the education sector to ensure quality training, as well as provide young people with work-oriented skills”.
At the summit, the World Bank representative expressed the intention to organise a meeting with African education experts to address aspects of this sector.
For his part, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, began his speech by highlighting the expansion of technical-vocational education and gender parity in schools as some of the activities that the country is carrying out to achieve Agenda 2063.
On the occasion, the head of state dwelt on the empowerment of women in Mozambique and highlighted the ongoing reforms in the education sector to retain girls in education, including the introduction of free education up to grade 9.
“The Government is working to continue expanding schools while monitoring the quality of education. The idea is to create conditions for graduates to leave with sufficient qualifications to face the labour market, which means developing skills,” Nyusi explained.
Several other high-level topics were addressed at the summit on human capital development in Africa, which ended yesterday (26) in Dar es Salaam, including “Are we ready to invest in the education and productivity of young Africans?” or “What do we need to do to equip young people with skills and secure jobs?”.