ADPP College Maputo
DAPP TECHNICAL COLLEGE
There is no need to picture a big necessity for education and qualification of young people in Mozambique. The further education, the training in a profession, is as well a very necessary step for the youth of Mozambique. Since the civil war ended in 1992, there is a big need for economical growth. It is the young generation, who is responsible for the further development of the country. There is a big need for educating young people, who are ready and able to take an active part in the development of their country, modern young people who are prepared for a modern world and it's rapid development. Young people who can:
· Take a 100% responsibility.
· Take charge of their own life.
· Lead and organise other people.
· Think and act fast.
· Work in a team and at the same time, take individual responsibility.
There is a need for people with knowledge in basic management and skills.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE
The objectives of the Technical College is to train, teach and educate young people. The DAPP College is a boarding school. The program lasts for two years. The students will pass grade 8 to 10 combined with a professional basic training in one of the following courses:
· Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
· Commerce and Administration.
· Community Instructor.
During the course they learn to be disciplined, to be productive, to be responsible and get a broader view of the modern world. It is a school where the students obtain knowledge and skills they will use in real life, and the students must themselves be able to use what they learn. The students must learn how to improve their life and keep healthy habits, and how to make it better for others. After the 2 years course a part of the graduates will continue with studies to obtain the medium level of technical training, to be engineer, others work during the day and complete their studies at night. Some have the possibility to work within the projects of ADPP.
All in all there are 50% of the time basic school studies grade 8 to 10, about 20% disciplines of the courses in theory and about 20% are practice and production. 10% of the time are planned for other programmes, like knowledge about the world, organising big events, learning and teaching in different situations, sports and culture. Out over this there are evening and spare time programs for the boarding students.
In the end of each period the students will have an examination. According to the investigation and practice periods, there will be People's examination with friends of the school, of the enterprises and parents invited.
THE TEACHERS COUNCIL
The teachers are partly class teachers and partly part time teachers. The class teachers are 100% responsible for the daily running of the school together with the students and one Headmaster. There is a group of teachers, who has a special responsibility together with the headmaster, like the planning of the pedagogical programme, the economy or the daily running of the school. The part-time teachers are giving lessons according to their subjects and participate in the teachers meetings as well as in activities in the program. In addition to the teachers there are following staff at the school:
· Administration Department: 3 employees; responsible for reception, answering the telephone, accountancy and bookkeeping.
· Domestic area: 4 employees; organising the kitchen, doing the weekly shopping, preparing the food and cleaning the kitchen.
· Transport: 1 driver, taking care of the car and doing shopping.
· Outdoor area: 2 gardeners, responsible for the gardens and trees.
· Security: 10 guards, who guard all areas of the school day and night.
The cleaning and maintaining of the school is an important part of the programme, where some of the education and the qualification of the students takes place.
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