Vice-president Manuel Domingos Vicente has called for Angola’s higher education institutions to adopt a culture of hard work to encourage growth, innovation, modernisation and competitiveness.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the 2017 academic year in Caxito, Bengo province, Vicente said each institution must guarantee that services meet the highest standards in organisation, management, education and research, and university expansion, reported the Agência Angola Press or ANGOP.
He also announced that in 2016 the total of 241,284 students represented an increase of 9.2% over 2015; and that in 2015 14,735 students had obtained degrees, about 19% more than the year before, reported ANGOP.
Vicente called on all in the public higher education system to make efforts to ban the emergence of non-state higher education institutions lacking appropriate authorisation.
Also at the ceremony, the provincial governor of Bengo, João Bernardo de Miranda, called for morer higher education institutions in the province, reported ANGOP.
At present there was only one state institution, the École Supérieure de Pédagogie, opened about eight years ago with places for just over 1,500 students. De Miranda stressed there was a considerable growth in numbers of young people in the area who wanted to study science.
This article is drawn from local media. University World News cannot vouch for the accuracy of the original reports.
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