Portuguese group builds school in Sao Tome and Principe

6 July 2016

Portuguese group Mota-Engil has started construction of a school on the outskirts of Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe, funded by Taiwan and costing an estimated US$5 million.

The new school, designed for secondary and pre-university education, is located in Lobata district, 12 kilometres from the capital Sao Tome, and the ceremony to lay the first stone took place Tuesday.

In addition to 25 classrooms, the new school will have a library, a gym, meeting rooms and a social room, among other facilities, and will take 18 months to be built, according to Mota-Engil’s project.

Construction of this new building is part of a policy to decentralise secondary education as a result of overcrowding of the National High School, located in the capital of Sao Tome and built in the colonial era.

The new high school in Lobata, north of São Tomé, will join another one built seven years ago in Mé-Zóchi district also funded by Taiwan with an estimated US$6.8 million. (macauhub/PT/ST)