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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:49 - Updated Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:49

Angola: Human Capital crucial to development of continent - minister

Luanda - Human capital is the key element for development of the continent and agenda 2063, said Wednesday in Luanda the minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Teixeira.

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Minister of science and technology, Maria Cândida Teixeira

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The minister was speaking at the opening session of the regional consultation on preparation of Triennale of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), scheduled for March 2017.

Maria Cândida Teixeira said that the  investment in human capital is crucial to a system that demands sustained investment in higher education to ensure development of science, technology, research, innovation and the elimination of gender inequalities.

She added that the current African education sector, in particular in Angola, has not been yet in a position to effectively fulfill the role assigned to it in the world and continental agenda due to various challenges to deal with.

According to her, it is important and imperative that Angola and all African countries draw up a long-term comprehensive framework measures of education to achieve global and continental agendas.

Maria Cândida Teixeira described the education as an essential tool, both for the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as agenda 2063 for Africa.

The Sustainable Development Goals priority is focused on education, skills for employment and entrepreneurship in order to promote the development and blossoming of youth.

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