Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Education and Science Discusses Primary, Secondary and Higher Education

In an interview, Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Education and Science, Lucas Nguema Esono, discusses primary, secondary and higher education in his country.

During the interview, Minister Nguema Esono said the, “Ministry of Education will continue to promote the development of education at all levels, in the area of ​​primary, secondary and higher education, including professional training.”

For this goal, the government has allocated substantial resources toward national educational so that it can meet the Horizon 2020 national development plan.

Minister Nguema Esono continued to say, “Primary education in our country is experiencing a total transformation, ranging from the educational facilities being built all over the national territory and the distribution of textbooks, which began last week, to updating the primary schools’ curriculum.”

“At the secondary level, all institutes of the country are also experiencing the same dynamic. Infrastructural restoration and curriculums updates are also taken place as part of the Horizon 2020 goals so we can achieve the slogan of the President of the Republic, ‘quality education for all.’”

The National University is receiving many resources from state budgets. Currently, a new campus is being built in the city of Malabo, specifically in Basupu, which is 3 KM from the city of Malabo. The new university campus will be the future site of the National University of Equatorial Guinea. The same project is being conducted in the mainland, in the city of Bata.

Minister Nguema Esono concluded the interview by saying, “In 2015, we will inaugurate the first African American university in this region of Central Africa, which its infrastructural phase is in its final stage. Currently, the ministry is negotiating with American universities specifically with a university in Boston. It has already sent us many offers that we have reviewed and are waiting for the government’s final approval to operate for 10 years, from 2014 to 2024, to manage the American University of Central Africa.”