HE minister calls for more emphasis on science

Minister for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Sambo has said Angola should strengthen its teaching of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and all sciences contributing to technological knowledge, throughout the education system.

She was speaking at the launch of the third National Competition for the Creation of Digital Games in Luanda, an event she said was a means of motivating young people to study science and technology, reported the Agência Angola Press or ANGOP.

Along with other ministry initiatives, some organised with national and international partners, the objective was to strengthen the teaching of basic sciences, she said.

She announced that from September the National Technological Centre would make an incubator area for promoting projects resulting from the competition available to those working in science, technology and innovation, allowing them to be produced on a large scale and made available to the public.

The competition was organised by the universities Metodista de Angola (Methodist University of Angola) and Agostinho Neto, and the Sociedade Angolana da Computação (Angolan Computing Society), reported ANGOP. Eighty projects were entered, of which the jury preselected 50.

Meanwhile, it was reported by ANGOP that 16 Angolan students aged between 17 and 24 have been awarded Chinese scholarships to study for four or five years at several universities in China, taking courses in clinical medicine, Chinese medicine, paediatrics, civil and chemical engineering, mechanics, computer science and finance.

The scholarships come under educational exchange agreements between the two countries, and more than 300 Angolan students have already benefited, reported ANGOP. – Compiled by Jane Marshall

This article is drawn from local media.
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