Angola: Inamet Trains Technicians for Meteorological Equipment Maintenance

Luanda — About Forty four technicians from the country's 18 provinces concluded, Wednesday in Luanda, the grade 3 meteorology course and are now qualified to operate and maintain meteorological equipment.

The nine-month training course was funded by the Global Environment Fund, UNDP and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment.

The trainees had seven months of theoretical and two months of practical classes, at the provincial meteorological stations, and are now in a position to use the knowledge acquired in several areas, and also to interpret everyday natural phenomena.

According to the organisers, the course had the collaboration of 80 percent national and 20 percent expatriate teacherss, so the technicians have a more refined level of critical thinking and analytical power.

In this regard, the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mário de Oliveira, said that this step boosts INAMET modernization project, in terms of human resources by training technicians to operate and maintain meteorological equipment.

The nine-month training course was funded by the Global Environment Fund, UNDP and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment.

The trainees had seven months of theoretical and two months of practical classes, at the provincial meteorological stations, and are now in a position to use the knowledge acquired in several areas, and also to interpret everyday natural phenomena.

According to the organisers, the course had the collaboration of 80 percent national and 20 percent expatriate teacherss, so the technicians have a more refined level of critical thinking and analytical power.

In this regard, the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mário de Oliveira, said that this step boosts INAMET modernization project, in terms of human resources by training technicians to operate and maintain meteorological equipment.

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