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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:38 - Updated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:38

Angola: Science Ministry needs to invest in youth's training

Luanda - The Ministry of Science and Technology (MINCT) needs to "urgently" invest in young people who can continue with scientific research in the country, said on Monday in Luanda, the incumbent minister, Maria Cândida Teixeira.

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Minister of Science and Technology - Maria Cândida Teixeira

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The minister said so at the end of the meeting with the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal, Manuel Heitor.

She noted that there had already been a postgraduate training in science, technology and innovation, but for people who are reaching age of retirement and others that are already retired.

The official stated that the needs of MINCT are very huge, especially those that have to do with human resources, since the country has great difficulties in terms of personnel, mainly with qualification above the university degree.

However, the minister said that there is a governing document that is the national policy of science, technology and innovation, in the minister has the responsibility to train 140 doctors in the areas of incidence.

She ensured that in the first phase, 20 young people will be trained for each sector linked to science, technology and innovation, since they already have the knowledge of what is wanted and everything is outlined.

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