Governance in Mozambique
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for lifelong education and training and coordinates provision between the government, donors, NGOs and the communities. Higher education is funded by the state but universities have a high degree of autonomy (in administration and finances) and coordinate their actions with the Higher Education Council (Conselho do Ensino Superior). Their internal governing body is the University Council (Conselho Universitário), which is composed of the rector and the deans of the faculties.
Ministry of Education
Tel: +258 21 490 677
Minister: Augusto Luis Jone
Agenda 2025 was launched in November 2003 after a debate involving government, political parties, civil society, the private sector and development partners. It articulated the national vision of ‘a country in peace, united, cohesive, democratic and prosperous’, and its overall objective was to propel Mozambique into middle-income status by 2025. The current development plan is the Action Plan for Reducing Poverty 2011-14.
Mozambique qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which is aimed at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that by 2015 all children complete a full cycle of primary education. Under the initiative, developing countries have committed to designing and implementing sound education plans since 2002, while development partners commit to aligning and harmonising additional support around these plans. The government has introduced new teaching strategies into teacher-training programmes, with the aim of reforming basic education.
Mozambique is one of the 35 countries implementing the UNESCO Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (2006-15), a strategic framework through which national governments, civil society, and bilateral and multilateral agencies collaborate to accelerate literacy programmes and support achievement of a 50 per cent improvement in national adult literacy rates by 2015.
In March 2012, the Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (Development Aid from People to People)’s Teacher Training Colleges for Rural Mozambique was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards. The programme was established in 1995 to produce teachers who can play an active part in the rural communities from which they are recruited. In addition to teacher education, the students in the organisation’s 11 colleges are trained to organise and mobilise their communities in health and nutrition campaigns, small-scale agriculture, sports and other extra-curricular activities.
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