Luanda — Angola's Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Innovation and Technology owes an overall 2.2 billion kwanzas to its staff, accumulated over the last 10 years, the national director of the Ministry, Alfredo Gabriel Buza, said to ANGOP on Tuesday.
The official explained that the payment of the debt might kick off in January or February next year, while the administrative procedure for this to be included in the 2020 State Budget is underway.
He also said a technical team toured all public higher education institutions to assess the veracity of the amount previously disclosed as 3 billion kwanzas.
Alfredo Buza also spoke of the continuation of the process for the filling of vacancies, with new staffs, in the higher education subsystem, which, he said, are currently covered by 66.5 percent.
Angola has currently less than 3,000 higher education teachers working full time to cover a total of 79 institutions, being 24 public 55 private ones.