Luanda — Angola's National Institute of Scholarships (Inabe) last Monday in Luanda recognised the effort of the French Embassy in Angola in continuing to promote the "Angola/France Scholarships" project, which exists for three years.
This was said by Inabe's director, Miranda Miguel, when delivering a speech at a ceremony that served to present the third stage of the project, which is to benefit 25 youths.
"Inabe currently has 37 students in different technological institutes in France, which represent priority of our training policy", he stated, adding that there are other national citizens in courses of Post-graduation and Master's, thus the total of national citizens benefitting from this project is 55 people.
On the occasion, the French ambassador to Angola, Philippe Garnier, defended the need for an assessment of the first three years of the scholarship agreement, aimed at outlining new perspectives, mainly in terms of the number of students to join the programme and the strategies to promote it.
The diplomat said the programme is being financed by the two countries, having also revealed that the budget for the three years will surpass the USD 6 million figure.
According to Philippe Garnier, scholarship is providing courses such as civil engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biological engineering, biology, electrical engineering, industrial computing, industrial engineering and servicing, among others.
The ceremony was attended by the secretary of State for Higher Education, António Miguel, lecturers from the French Technological Institute, guests and candidates to the new scholarships.