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Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:44 - Updated Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:44

Vice governor wants local govt topic discussed in higher education institutions

Benguela - The vice governor of the centre-west Benguela Province for Technical Matters, Leopoldo Muhongo, defended last Thursday the need for higher education institutions to include in their lectures the analysis and discussion of the local governments topic, including the issue of gradual transfer of power to such governance structures.

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Leopoldo Muhongo, vice governor of Benguela Province

Photo: Francisco Miudo

According to the official - who spoke in the opening of the 9th Scientific and Pedagogic events of the Higher Education Sciences Institute (ISCED), Benguela Province branch – there has to be enough maturity to deal with this new stage in the country’s politico-administrative structure, characterised by the preparation of the first local elections, scheduled to happen in the year 2020.      

“We need to explain well what local elections mean (...), having into account the need to improve people’s living standards, highlighting the importance of making citizens become real active agents, so that an elected local government can effectively function”, he emphasised.

O encontro, com a duração de dois dias, reúne professores, investigadores, estudantes, responsáveis de diferentes instituições públicas e privadas, que debatem temas como “Educação Ambiental e Desenvolvimento Local ”, “Harmonização Curricular e Sistemas de Créditos”, “Currículos e Políticas Educativas e Avaliação Institucional”.

The Scientific and Pedagogic events of the Higher Education Sciences Institute (ISCED) is to last two days.

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