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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:06 - Updated Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:06

Minister recommends strictness in health, engineering courses

Malanje - Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Sambo has defended rigor and quality in the courses of health sciences and engineering in the private higher education institutions, to ensure better qualified students.

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Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Sambo

Photo: Rosario dos Santos

Maria do Rosário Sambo was speaking to the press on Wednesday at the end of her visit to the institutions of the sector in northern Malanje province.

The minister defended the creation of decent conditions of infrastructure to cater for the students and urged the institutions to demand their teaching staff rigor and quality education.

The official stated that the institutions will undergo this year a control to improve the health science and engineering courses as well as launch evaluation system in public and private higher education institutions.

Maria do Rosário Sambo warned that illegal courses in private higher education institutions will be closed if they fail to create conditions for their authenticity.

Eighteen private higher education institutions have been validated, and 104 courses, out of a total of 148 illegal courses have been legalised since 2017, the minister said.

Maria Sambo, who is assessing the level of preparation of the local higher education institutions for 2020, has also announced the inauguration of the Higher Institute of Agro-Food Technology of Malanje (ISTAM) for April this year.

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