Fogo: Nearly 10.000 students and more than 560 teachers return to school today at all three levels of education

São Filipe, Sep 23 (Inforpress) – Nearly 10.000 children, teenagers and young people, guided by 564 teachers, from preschool to high school, return to school today at the beginning of the 2019/20 school year, representing around 28 percent (%) of the island’s population.

Data provided by the three Ministry of Education delegations in the three municipalities of the island indicate that a total of 9.910 students are enrolled in pre-school (1.331 children), compulsory primary education (6.698 students) and secondary education (1.881 students).

These students will be supervised by 564 teachers, 89 preschool monitors and counselors, 312 elementary school teachers and 165 teachers for the four existing high schools on the island, two in São Filipe and one in Mosteiros and another one in Santa Catarina.

The largest and most populated municipality of São Filipe has the largest number of staff, both students and teachers.



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