The executive decree, to which Lusa had access, signed by the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Sambo, determines the suspension of teaching activities in public, private and public-private higher education institutions.
During this suspension, students must carry out academic work determined by the institutions.
The diploma follows the provisional presidential decree published on Wednesday and which determines several exceptional measures to halt the spread of the disease, including closing borders from 00h00 on 20 March and banning events with clusters of more than 200 people.
The Ministry of Education has determined this Thursday the application of an identical measure, from 24 March, for educational institutions in the public and private subsystems of pre-school education, general education, technical-vocational secondary education, pedagogical secondary education and adult education.
In a message transmitted by Angolan public television, TPA, on Wednesday, President João Lourenço explained the "worrying picture" that forced the government to take "exceptional measures to control the negative impact of the pandemic at a national level and its effects on citizens' lives.