Liceu Domingos Ramos

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Liceu Domingos Ramos
Praça Domingos Ramos

Coordinates 14°55′21″N23°30′19″W / 14.9226°N 23.5052°W / 14.9226; -23.5052
DirectorJosé Augusto Fernandes [1]
Teaching staff110 (2015) [2]
Number of students2,300 (2015) [2]

Liceu Domingos Ramos is a public secondary school in the northern part of the city centre (Plateau) of Praia, Cape Verde. As of 2015, it has 2,300 students, 63 classes and 110 teachers. [2] It was established as Liceu Adriano Moreira in 1960. In 1975, at the independence of Cape Verde, it was renamed Liceu Domingos Ramos. [3]

Secondary school A building and/or organization where secondary education is provided

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system.

Plateau (Praia) Neighbourhood in Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

Plateau is the historic centre of the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It gets its name because it is situated on a plateau overlooking the port of Praia. Its average elevation is 37 meters above sea level. The population of Plateau was 1,019 at the 2010 census. Many public buildings are situated in Plateau, notably the Presidential Palace, the cathedral, the city hall and the Ethnographic Museum.

Praia Capital city in Santiago

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The first secondary school of Cape Verde was established in the city hall of Praia in 1860, but this was already closed in 1862 due to lack of funding. [3] [4] In 1955 a section of the Mindelo-based Liceu Gil Eanes was established in Praia, on Praça Albuquerque. [5] This section developed into the independent Liceu Nacional da Praia, which was established in its current building in 1960. [3] It was renamed Liceu Adriano Moreira in 1962 (after Adriano Moreira, minister of the overseas provinces), [3] and Liceu Domingos Ramos in 1975 (after Domingos Ramos, an independence activist who was killed in 1966 in the Guinea-Bissau War of Independence). [6]

Mindelo Settlement in São Vicente, Cape Verde

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Liceu Velho

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Praça Alexandre Albuquerque

Praça Alexandre Albuquerque is the main square of the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde. It is located in the southwestern part of the Plateau, the historical city centre of Praia. Formerly known as Praça do Pelourinho, it received its current name in 1876 in honour of the Portuguese colonial governor Caetano Alexandre de Almeida e Albuquerque. It is lined with several historical public buildings and townhouses, many of which date from the 19th century. The square is surrounded by Rua Patrice Lumumba, Rua Serpa Pinto and Avenida Amílcar Cabral.

The school is housed in an L-shaped Art Deco building, designed by Luís de Melo, who also designed the 1961 Palace of Justice on Praça Albuquerque in the same style. Its interior is decorated with typical Portuguese azulejo panels, depicting events from Portuguese (colonial) history. [3]

Art Deco Influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s

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Azulejo Spanish and Portuguese painted tiles

Azulejo is a form of Portuguese and Spanish painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework. Azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, and nowadays, restaurants, bars and even railways or subway stations. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control in homes.

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The front of the lyceum in 2012 during repair works

Notable students

Notable students include:

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See also

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  2. 1 2 3 "Liceu Domingos Ramos comemora 55 anos" [Liceu Domingos Ramos Celebrated 55 Years] (in Portuguese). Ministério da Educação. 4 October 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Valor simbólico do centro histórico da Praia, Lourenço Conceição Gomes, Universidade Portucalense, 2008, p. 419-438
  4. Edifício dos Paços do Concelho da Praia – onde foi instalado o Liceu Nacional da Província de Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). Virtual Educational Museum of Cape Verde. 27 September 2017.
  5. Instalações da Secção do Liceu Gil Eanes na Praia (in Portuguese). Virtual Educational Museum of Cape Verde. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
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