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23/02/2015: Reform of higher education must contribute to its reaffirmation as development factor

Reform of higher education must contribute to its reaffirmation as development factor

Luanda - The ongoing reform of the higher education in the country should gain new impetus, with the overall strategic objective of reaffirming it as a factor of development of citizens, professionals, organizations, institutions, society and the Angolan state, said today, the Vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente.

Manuel Domingos Vicente was speaking on behalf of the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, at the opening of the 2015 Academic Year, held under the slogan: "For the diversification of the economy: a higher education of quality, with values and patriotism".

According to the Government official, "there is a need of stabilizing the subsystem and each educational institution basing on relevant grounds to the context and the country's development prospects".

He also noted the need to ensure the continuous improvement of quality of educational devices, organization and management, training, scientific research and university extension of each educational institution.

The official equally advises the creation of an academic environment of permanent promotion of success, excellence, merit and innovation in each educational institution and throughout the subsystem.

The politician said it appears important to undertake the reorganization of the irregularities, the correction of errors and the adjustment of educational devices, compensation, recovery, rescue and recovery of educational devices, diversification of courses, network expansion, stabilization and consolidation of the subsystem to development incentive, innovation, modernization and competitiveness.

He also considered important to achieve the consolidation of the strategic vision of subsystem development, strengthening of legal- institutional and normative basis, increased institutional capacity in human, material and financial fields, to the encouraging of training practice, scientific research and university extension in accordance with the highest requirements of quality.