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Education Ministry Provides Materials to Public Schools Nationwide

MALABO (October 6, 2010) – President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial
Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial ) demonstrated his government’s commitment to
boost access to education and provide quality education to the country’s citizens through
a significant donation of school supplies to school districts nationwide. The Minister of
Education, Filiberto Ntutumu Nguema, presented the materials to the district directors of
the country’s public schools.

The materials donated by the President and distributed by the Education Ministry
included a wealth of books, which, as stated by the Minister of Education, would be
distributed proportionally according to the school districts. The Minister of Education
also urged the inspectors to fairly and transparently distribute the school supplies to all
districts and municipalities.

This meeting with the school authorities was also attended by the Secretary-General of
Education, Miguel Esono Mansogo and the Director General of the Office and Technical
Advisor to the Minister of State, Armando Ndemesogo Esono.

Equatorial Guinea is making strides to meet the goals set forth by the Horizon 2020
development plan, put in place by President Obiang to transform Equatorial Guinea into
an emerging economy by 2020. Education is a key focus of the country’s development
program, and the “Education for All” initiative includes widespread efforts to increase
enrollment, construction and remodeling of primary and secondary schools, and the
construction of centers for professional formation and universities.

The country’s efforts and progress have been recognized by UNESCO with recent data
that ranked Equatorial Guinea as the highest adult literacy country in Sub-Saharan Africa,
reaching 93% of the population. While significant work remains to be done, the country
continues its path toward achieving both the UN Millennium Goals for 2015 and those of
Horizon 2020.

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-
speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-
1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources,
which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply.
Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region
of West Central Africa. The country will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For
more information, visit

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