ESCOLA+ - Stage II

São Tomé and Príncipe

Sector: Education

Partners: Ministry of Education of São Tomé and Príncipe and Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr

Budget/duration: EUR 7 million/96 months

Aim of Intervention

To improve the standards of secondary school education in São Tomé and Principe by strengthening the skills of local teachers and improving the Ministry of Education’s services.

ESCOLA+ has played an important role in São Tomé and Príncipe’s governmental plan to improve the standard of education from 2015-2018 (PADE Programme), which involves the development of educational policies in order to create a system capable of responding to today’s challenges whilst establishing an educational community for the future.

Amongst other important achievements, it’s worth mentioning the Continuing Education Plan involving 500 teachers at 17 secondary schools throughout the country, complemented by a series of training initiatives directed towards the Ministry of Education’s intermediate services responsible for secondary school education.