Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:57 - Updated Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:57
Troops appealed to keep investing in technical, professional training
Luanda - The State minister and head of the President's Security Area, Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias, last Wednesday in Luanda appealed to the newly graduated junior officers at the Higher Technical Military Institute (ISTM) to keep investing in technical and professional knowledge within the military context, as well as dedicate themselves to the issues of the homeland.
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Graduates at the Higher Technical Military Institute (ISTM)
Photo: foto de Lino Guimaraes
“This is what the Angolan Armed Forces expect from the military cadres”, said the source when delivering a speech at the ceremony that marked the handover of diplomas to 165 junior officers who attended the referred military school, among them 31 trained in medicine, 28 in mechanical engineering, 44 in electronics, 22 in constructions and fortifications and 40 in computer literacy.
He went on to say that in the ambit of the FAA development process, it has been adopted a training strategy that provides appropriate responses to the needs of the graduated and technically trained military personnel, that is to turn the troop into a commander, chief, educator, instructor and qualified technician.
Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias also revealed that the Commander-In-Chief of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), President José Eduardo dos Santos, has instructed that as priority there should be a focus on technical and professional training of military personnel.
“ (…) the fulfillment of the objectives drafted by the military reform in the Angolan Armed Forces brought about the ISTM as a military institution of higher education turned to studies, teaching, scientific and technological research, providing university training for military cadres in areas like medicine and engineering”, he explained.
In his opinion, the ceremony of handover of diplomas to the military graduates causes satisfaction, but it represents the first step of a long journey”.
The course that brought about the mentioned graduates began on May 2008, and it was also attended by military students from Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe.
The course had teachers from Angola, Cuba, Portugal and Vietnam.
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