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MESCTI and Huawei sign an agreement to award scholarships to Angolan students and professors

This Monday, an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technologies and Innovation (MESCTI) and the Chinese company Huawei that establishes the award of scholarships to university students and professors in the areas of engineering and technologies.

: Angop

According to the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo, quoted by Angop, the agreement now signed is intended to generate conditions to improve qualifications in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT), providing the best means to higher education establishments.

The minister did not reveal the number of scholarships that will be awarded annually. However, she said that the Government admits that ICTs play a crucial role in the country's social and economic evolution.

According to Angop, in the last 50 years, worldwide, higher education systems have experienced significant growth: figures from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics reveal that between 1970 and 2020 there was a 206 percent growth in students enrolled in higher education.

The minister explained that between 2000 and 2016, in Sub-Saharan Africa, "the annual growth in enrollments in higher education was 6.7 percent, above the world average (4.9 percent) and equal to that of East Asia and the Pacific". In the case of Angola, between 2009 and 2019, the number of students rose from 101,741 to 308,309.

Chu Xiaoxin, CEO of Huawei Angola, took the opportunity to mention that the company has been present in Angola for 20 years, since Huawei arrived in the country in 2002. In this sense, the company has already provided primary communication services to more than 30 million Angolans.

Also noteworthy is the fact that last year the company helped local partners to launch mobile financial services, writes Angop.

The official also indicated that Huawei Angola has been running the 'ICT Academy' program since 2018.

It should be noted that in March this year, the Chinese company collaborated with 16 universities in the country providing school-company cooperation, providing teacher training activities, online courses and the construction of the laboratory.


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