11 April 2014

Angola: Minister of Science and Technology Advocates Promotion of Human Capital

Luanda — The minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Pereira Teixeira, said Thursday in Luanda that it is fundamental the promotion of the reinforcement of human capital in various domains of technological capacity of the country, in order to establish a national basis of scientific investigation.

The minister made the statement during the launching of the programme dubbed "A Journey into the World of Science, Technology and Innovation" of socio-cultural nature, as an innovating pedagogic methodology, created to encourage youths to make career options in the referred area.

To the minister, the strengthening of the basis of technological research, technological development and innovation, provides productivity and systematic competitiveness gains.

This understanding of science, she added, will improve the quality of life, hunger eradication and poverty reduction.

According to the minister, for the government youths are the protagonists of modernisation and change of social attitudes and are the greatest development potential of the country, for this reason, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MINCT) has created an innovative awareness technology programme designed for students aged between 11 and 15.

The "A Journey into the World of Science, Technology and Innovation" programme estimated at about 100.5 million kwanzas, will benefit one thousand students in this school term, thus, involving four thousand teachers and approximately two hundred schools.

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