The current school year is only half over and Pedro Gomes Secondary School in Praia already counts 11 pregnancies among its student body, in girls between 16 and 20 years of age. Four of the students have already suspended their studies, while the other seven are still attending classes. The pregnancies
Dozens of students at the University of Cape Verde’s Department of Engineering, Sciences and the Sea on the island of São Vicente boycotted the exams that were to take place this Thursday, March 7, at the institution. The students, who were carrying signs, refused to take the tests, and protested
The resignation of Ministry of Education and Sports Fernanda Marques and all of the officials in her ministry – this is the appeal Cape Verdean teachers have made to Prime Minister José Maria Neves as a result of the “upset that the current ministry administration has caused to the teachers
Students from towns and villages in the Maio countryside continue to face serious difficulties making their way back home after attending class in the afternoon, given the shortage of buses to transport them to their places of residence. The students are left with one of two options: they can either
The Ribeira Brava Student Residence will be officially opened this Friday, October 12, in a ceremony to be presided over by mayor Américo Nascimento and to be attended by a Japanese delegation headed by the counselor minister of the Japanese Embassy in Senegal, Futaishi.
A new school year begins this Monday, September 17, with 143,747 students heading to class, 477 more than in 2011. While the nation’s secondary schools are finally debuting their computerized budget execution system, first-grade students will this year begin using new textbooks inspired by the
As the 2012/2013 academic year is about to begin in Cape Verde, the Ministry of Education and Sports, in partnership with UNESCO and the Cape Verdean National UNESCO Commission, will promote two forums aimed at reinforcing the educational sector so as to improve the sexual and reproductive health of
The Ministry of Education and Sports granted career progressions to 469 elementary and secondary school teachers in the months of April and June. The promotions in question were originally scheduled to have taken place in 2005 and 2006. Another 73 elementary school teachers received bonuses for their
A World Bank study on the structure and organization of higher education in Cape Verde reveals that unemployment among individuals with university degrees could jeopardize the legitimacy of the government’s efforts to make higher education available to large portions of the population in the country.