Exchange of Notes for Grant Aid for the Republic of Mozambique (the Project for Construction of Secondary Schools)

October 27, 2009
Japanese

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend community development grant aid (the Project for Construction of Secondary Schools) totaling 1.015 billion JPY to the Republic of Mozambique. Notes to this effect were exchanged on October 27 (Tue) (local time: same day) in Maputo between Mr. Susumu Segawa, Ambassador of Japan to Mozambique, and Mr. Aires Bonifacio Ali, Minister of Education and Culture of Mozambique.
     
  2. In Mozambique, the number of individuals who have finished primary schooling and hope to proceed to secondary schooling is greatly increasing, but due to an inadequate number of classrooms, there are a number of students unable to enter a secondary school and are forced to wait. Under these circumstances, there is a pressing need to provide more classrooms and other educational facilities.
    This grant aid will provide the necessary materials (office equipment, teaching materials, etc.) and construction of a total of 58 classrooms in four junior high schools. This aid is expected to eliminate the lack of classrooms and make it possible for approximately 9,500 children to proceed to a secondary education. It is also expected to provide for other facilities such as multipurpose classrooms and libraries and increase the quality of the learning environment.
     
  3. This grant aid is part of Japan's commitment to Africa announced at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) held May 2008 to provide assistance in the field of education.

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The Republic of Mozambique is located on the east coast of Africa, covers a land area of approximately 802,000 square kilometers, has a population of approximately 20.1 million people (World Bank, 2006), and a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of 320 USD (World Bank, 2007).

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