The Project for the Construction of Primary and Secondary Schools in Maputo City

Translated with (free version)


Since the end of the civil war in 1994, Mozambique has been promoting democratization and post-war reconstruction in accordance with the Five-Year Plan for Economic Development. In the field of education, Mozambique has been working to revive its education system by expanding opportunities for basic education, and although the number of students has been growing steadily, facilities have not been able to keep pace with the increase in the number of students, and there has been a general shortage of facilities. In Maputo, the capital city, the rapid economic development in recent years has resulted in a significant influx of people, and the shortage of classrooms is particularly pronounced, with 92% of all schools forced to have three-part classes. Against this backdrop, the government requested Japan to provide grant aid for the construction of primary and secondary schools in Maputo.

Project Details

In this project, seven elementary schools and two junior high schools were rebuilt or newly constructed in the suburban areas of the city where there is a significant shortage of classrooms. As a result, it was possible to improve the shortage of classrooms in the elementary schools and reduce the three-part class system, and to solve the shortage in the junior high schools and provide new schooling opportunities. In contrast to the standard design of the site, a two-story school building was introduced to make effective use of the land, and administrative offices were incorporated into the classroom building to make it more compact and reduce costs. In the junior high school, a simple gymnasium was installed to provide a place for exercise and assembly without sunlight and rainfall. The classroom building is designed with a single-story steel-framed, single-floor roof, which protects the building from rainfall and allows for sufficient ventilation and light through the high side window.

Elementary school: 114 classrooms, administrative offices and toilets
Junior High School: 24 classrooms, administrative offices, science lab, library, physical education facilities and restrooms

  • LOCATION         Mozambique
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 1-2 stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    Total 16973㎡
  • COMPLETION        2003
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision