Luanda - The implementation of the new teaching method coupled with school material reform, under the ongoing educative reform, since 2004, boosts the school performance and reduces the school dropout rates.
According to the coordinator of Commission for Reform Activities, Joaquim Cabral, with the new school materials, and new system of assessment, the rates of the failure have changed from 32 percent in 2004 to 22 in 2008.
Despite the constraints encountered, he said, it was also possible to decrease the school dropout rates from 26 percent to 24 in the referred period, thanks to school meals policy at primary school.
The official also emphasised the creation of spaces for the insertion of more students into education system. As example in 2004 the education system had absorbed 4.7 million students, but currently the figure stands at 5.7 million students in (2008).
Joaquim Cabral acknowledged that despite the effort to expand the school system the country still records a deficit of new classrooms and teachers. In terms of teachers he said that the situation varies from region to the region.