Luanda — The head of the Our Lord Jesus Christ in the World church, also known as Tocoistas, bishop Afonso Nunes last Saturday in Luanda said that investment in education justified by the fact it is a catalysts for changes and transformations that are wanted.
Chairing the ceremony that served to close the First Ecclesiastic Symposium of Tocoistas on Education, bishop Nunes pledged to resume constructive dialogue with the Education Ministry, in the framework of the co-operation protocol signed in March 2002, aiming at fulfilling the terms of the agreement to the satisfaction of both parties.
In view of this, the cleric appealed to the provincial heads of his congregation to be committed to implementing socio-educational activities, in partnership with the provincial governments.
The Tocoista church's educational network, namely primary and secondary education, comprises about 39 schools in Angola, 3 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and two in São Tomé e Príncipe.
In the Higher Education domain, the Tocoistas church has several projects being drafted aimed at building universities and technical institutes, for such the institution has been making contacts with the concerned governmental institutions for the materialisation of its plan.
The First Ecclesiastic Symposium of Tocoistas on Education took place on 19-19 May, in the Belas Conventions Centre and was attended by about two thousand delegates.