Praia, Sep 13 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic today addressed a message to the Nation on the beginning of the new school year, in which he considered that “Education assumes an unparalleled importance for a country like Cabo Verde, without traditional natural resources”.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca warned about the need to continue to bet on the creation of a reference educational system in the technological, linguistic and humanistic areas that enables everyone to understand more and more the Cabo Verdean reality and others, its potentials, opportunities and limitations.
At school, he explained, “it is important to create and fertilize the seed of democratic practices of solidarity, tolerance and freedom, with a strong focus on education for human rights, for democratic citizenship.”
“It is in this way we will create conditions for inclusive development, for structuring a fairer, freer, more tolerant and multicultural society,” he said, stressing that the “Nation goes to school with the firm purpose of making knowledge an essential tool in the pursuit of development, social integration, happiness.”
SR / ZS / HVF