Significant reforms have been made to the education system in Angola, improving the literacy and enrollment rates in recent years. However, school completion rates indicate high levels of dropout. The Angolan Education Law (2021) makes primary education free and compulsory for 6 years, but approximately 2 million children are still out of school.
The country's long-term strategy–Estratégia de Longo Prazo Angola 2025–promotes the human and educational development of the Angolan people.
Angola's National Development Plan 2018-2022 sets medium-term strategies to expand access to and promote quality education. Policy priorities include:
- Improving the quality of teaching
- Improving and expanding preschool education
- Increasing enrollment in primary and secondary education by improving the quality of education, combatting school failure, and guaranteeing inclusion and pedagogical support for students with special needs
- Promoting the improvement of teacher and technical and vocational training, and increasing technical-professional courses based on labor market needs
- Reducing youth and adult illiteracy
- Improving students' physical and health conditions and making school an inclusive space that promotes well-being.
Education policy is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, and the National Education Development Plan Educar Angola 2030, running since 2017, guides policy implementation.