President committed to quality of teaching subsystems

  • President Joao Lourenço addressing an opening ceremony of academic year
Luanda – Angolan president of the Republic João Lourenço Tuesday in Cuito, central Bié province, that the Executive will continue to invest in improving the quality of the country's education subsystems, particularly in higher education.

Speaking at the opening of the 2021/2022 academic year in higher education, the Head of State reiterated the need for greater investment in education and teaching, particularly in higher education.

He said that the Executive pursues the objective of improving the quality of education, that is why it proposes to increase the budget for higher education in 2022.

The statesman recalled that the Executive has introduced, in recent years, different reforms in higher education subsystems, aiming at ensuring a model in line with its development and, thus, a better provision for the country.

The president acknowledged the shortage of teachers and administrative staff in higher education in the country, hoping that with greater investment this could be overcome.

Increased budget for Higher Education in 2022

In his speech, the Angolan Head of State called for the contribution of all to improve the quality of teaching and scientific research, and reiterated the need for greater investment in Education and Teaching, in general, and in Higher Education, in particular.

The President underlined the fact that the Executive proposes to improve the quality of education, with an increase in the Higher Education budget for 2022.

The Incumbent of Executive Power considered it essential that the country's universities elect their directors, within the framework of the reforms introduced in the higher education subsystem.

He encouraged the completion of the self-assessment process for Angolan universities, preparing for regular external assessment and accreditation.

"In this way, the results of the assessment and accreditation processes can, in the coming years, help Higher Education Institutions know to what extent they are or are not aligned with international standards and indicators of performance and quality, and whether or not they are competitive enough”, he stressed.

He stated that the results may help the Executive to improve decision-making within the framework of public policies for Higher Education.

João Lourenço said he wants to see Higher Education Institutions carry out the mandatory assessment of teaching performance, which was subject to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the opening of the 2021/2022 academic year in higher education, the Head of State reiterated the need for greater investment in education and teaching, particularly in higher education.

He said that the Executive pursues the objective of improving the quality of education, that is why it proposes to increase the budget for higher education in 2022.

The statesman recalled that the Executive has introduced, in recent years, different reforms in higher education subsystems, aiming at ensuring a model in line with its development and, thus, a better provision for the country.

The president acknowledged the shortage of teachers and administrative staff in higher education in the country, hoping that with greater investment this could be overcome.

Increased budget for Higher Education in 2022

In his speech, the Angolan Head of State called for the contribution of all to improve the quality of teaching and scientific research, and reiterated the need for greater investment in Education and Teaching, in general, and in Higher Education, in particular.

The President underlined the fact that the Executive proposes to improve the quality of education, with an increase in the Higher Education budget for 2022.

The Incumbent of Executive Power considered it essential that the country's universities elect their directors, within the framework of the reforms introduced in the higher education subsystem.

He encouraged the completion of the self-assessment process for Angolan universities, preparing for regular external assessment and accreditation.

"In this way, the results of the assessment and accreditation processes can, in the coming years, help Higher Education Institutions know to what extent they are or are not aligned with international standards and indicators of performance and quality, and whether or not they are competitive enough”, he stressed.

He stated that the results may help the Executive to improve decision-making within the framework of public policies for Higher Education.

João Lourenço said he wants to see Higher Education Institutions carry out the mandatory assessment of teaching performance, which was subject to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic.