Government Agencies 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.
Public spending on education was 5.0% of GDP in 2007.
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 all children complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015. Since 2002, under the initiative developing countries have committed to design and implement sound education plans and development partners commit to align and harmonise 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% improvement in national adult literacy rates by 2015.
|Government Agencies organisations in Mozambique|
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