Minister announces HE priorities for next five years

At the opening session of the 2022-23 university year, the Angolan Minister for Social Affairs, Dalva Ringote Allen, announced plans for higher education and research, to raise the quality of higher education and technological innovation, including greater cooperation with institutions abroad.

Outlining priorities for the period from 2022 to 2027 at a meeting in Malanje, Ringote Allen said the government was planning to widen institutional and scientific cooperation with internationally recognised foreign universities in order to raise the quality of Angola’s higher education institutions, including their training in areas such as finance and infrastructure, and with the provisioning of modern teaching support facilities, reported ANGOP, the Angolan Press Agency.

“Giving higher education the power to be one of the support [mechanisms] of digital transformation and business innovation, and increasing the number of business incubators within the institutions, are also challenges for the next five years,” Angop quoted her as saying.

Ringote Allen said introducing these measures showed the government was committed to continuing programmes of educational and scientific guidance through allocation of internal and external grants for masters, doctorate and post-doctorate studies in various specialisations.

She said projects would remain to develop science and technology, as well as sending 300 of the country’s best university students each year to study at masters level at the world’s top universities, reported Angop.

She added that higher education and research personnel and institutions must also promote gender equality in scientific research and authorship of scientific publications, as women had technical and other important skills for the development of the country. – Compiled by Jane Marshall.

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