30 August 2012

Angola: Minister Announces Higher ICT Institute for 1,800 Students

Luanda — The minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, said Wednesday in Luanda that the Higher Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ISUTIC) will host 1,800 students as it reaches its full operation.

José Carvalho da Rocha stressed that for the next school year, ISUTIC, a public institution, will provide 700 places in courses of computer engineering and telecommunication engineering.

At the end of the second phase of its construction, the school will also provide courses of biomedical engineering, electronic engineering and telecommunication management.

"For young people, this is an opportunity for training at the highest level in the area of information technologies and communication. We will develop here essentially five main courses, transforming this area into a true centre of learning," he said.

The minister said the institution with all its equipment has cost Usd 19 million and 25% of that amount were contributions from companies in the telecommunication and information technologies field, particularly those that have been linked to the construction of the fibre optic network in Angola.

José Carvalho da Rocha considered it a great gain for the ministry, taking into account the utility that ISUTIC future will bring in terms of training Angolans.

"These are challenges that we have, Angolans trained at the highest level in order to support projects that we have in the sector such as the AngoSat, the migration of local television from analog to digital system and others," he said.

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