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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:56 - Updated Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:56

ISTM trains Physicians and engineers

Luanda - Forty-seven members who attended course in speciality of medicine and 117 other in computer engineering, civil construction/fortifications and electronics have completed training at Higher Military Technical Institute (ISTM) in Luanda.

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Chief of Staff of FAA, Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda ( left.) delivers diploma

Photo: Lucas Neto

The diploma award ceremony was chaired by the chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda on Tuesday, on behalf of Defence Minister, João Lourenço.

Congratulating the trainees, the chief of Staff said that after six and seven years of hard work they successfully completed the first phase of higher education, having also welcomed the ISTM and the staff on the results achieved.

Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, said that despite the difficulties experienced in recent years due to economic crisis in the country since the fourth quarter of 2014, the students have achieved their goals.

With the completion of this course the number increased to 621 engineers and doctors trained in the ISTM.

The training is part of fulfilment of the implementation plan of the guidance by FAA Commander-in-Chief, President José Eduardo dos Santos, on rebuilding the Armed Forces.

According to him, the process started in July 2007.

The ceremony was attended by senior officers of the Army, National Air Force, Angolan Navy.

Also attended the event, Deputy Attorney General and FAA Prosecutor Pita Gróz, and  relatives.

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