20 November 2012

Angola: Chancellor Stresses Exchange to Raise University Students Knowledge

Luanda — The chancellor of the Agostinho Neto University (UAN), Orlando da Mata, Tuesday defended the exchange between national and foreign education institutions with a view to the elevation of the level of knowledge of the students in the country.

Orlando da Mata said so to the press on the sidelines of the XI Geochemistry Congress of Portuguese Speaking Countries, held in Luanda.

According to him, the meeting serves to exchange experience with experts from other States institutions, which is beneficial to the country that counts on renowned scientists and researchers in the field of geochemistry.

The official noted that the country has an extensive mining industry that is rapidly growing, calling for the need to equip the staff in the sector with skills to face the future challenges.

In her turn, the secretary of State for Higher Education, Maria Augusta Martins, said that the meeting is an asset which enables both universities and society to get closer, for their contribution to the solution of problems.

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