The School

The National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA) is the educational unit of the National Center of Public Administration and Local Government with the mission of creating a body of specialized officials of the Public Administration with comprehensive professional training

The School accepts Higher Education graduates that have successfully sat for the Entrance Exams held by an independent Central Examination Committee. The number of persons to be admitted is each time decided in the examination notice.

Attendance at the School lasts for 18 months and is structured along three consecutive phases.

(a) Common Phase of Studies, lasting four (4) months

(b) Special Phase of Studies, lasting thirteen (13) months

(c) Preparation Phase of Placing the trainees at the services where they are planned to serve, lasting one (1) month.