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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:11 - Updated Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:10

Development requires training of human resources

Lubango - The minister of State for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Júnior, said Last Wednesday in the southern Huíla Province that it is fundamental to invest in human capital to ensure growth, economic and social development.

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minister of State for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Júnior.

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

Speaking at the official opening of the 2018 training cycle of the National Vocational Training System, the minister stressed that only the promotion of a scientific and technological culture guarantees a sustained development of the country's potential and reduces dependence on imports.

According to the minister, it is essential that the country has a well structured and organized vocational training system, with qualified trainers, to ensure the quality of the vocational training subsystem, so as to contribute to the  increasing of jobs, family income and over-production of the country's companies.

Manuel Nunes Júnior understands that vocational training must meet the aspirations of young people and be directed primarily to the primary sector of the economy, taking into account that the country has a large extension of arable lands, water resources and minerals.

 The minister said that in the present training cycle 25,287 students are enrolled in 142 specialties that make up the set of courses of the National Vocational Training System, which includes 1, 239   graduates who will teach in 142 centres under the umbrella of the National Institute of Employment and Vocational Training.

Private centres have enrolled 55,000 trainees.

The ceremony was witnessed by the provincial governor of Huila, Joao Marcelino Tyipinge, and the minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security (Maptss), Jesus Maiato,  government officials, traditional authorities and guests.

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