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Thirteen higher education institutions sanctioned for irregularities

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation applied sanctioning measures to a total of 13 institutions, due to irregularities and illegalities verified in the student admission process.


This information, according to a statement from CIPRA, which VerAngola had access to, was provided this Thursday to the Council of Ministers, which encouraged the strengthening of inspection and combat of such practices.

The irregularities, according to the Secretary of State for Higher Education, Eugénio Silva, range from the lack of rigor in the correction of tests to the failure to carry out entrance exams.

"It is the case of some students who did not meet certain requirements to be candidates. Such as, for example, having a grade, or a minimum average of 12 values in secondary education to be able to apply for courses", said the Secretary of State, also denouncing cases of candidates with negative grades that were changed to positive.

The official also revealed "the record of cases in which institutions enrolled more students than the number of vacancies authorized by the ministry", adds the note.

"For us, this began to configure a picture of an attack on State authority. A picture that is important to end, to dissuade. And, therefore, measures were taken depending on the seriousness of the irregularities", he pointed out.

According to the communiqué, among the measures adopted are the "warning of managers, the imposition of fines on the managers themselves and the institutions themselves, even the cancellation of enrollments of students who entered without having taken the entrance exam".

The official said that this is a way of "dissuading these practices", as well as establishing "legal normality". "It is a way of discouraging these practices, of establishing legal normality in our subsystem and of rescuing the credibility that we need to give so that society has confidence in higher education. It is also a way of guaranteeing the necessary quality, at least in the with regard to the profile of students entering higher education", he highlighted.

According to the statement, among the institutions targeted are the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação in Luanda, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Privado in Kilamba, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Privado in Bita, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Atlântida, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Internacional de Angola, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Crescente, the Instituto Superior Politécnico Nelson Mandela and the Instituto Superior Politécnico Católico de Benguela.

The Secretary of State also referred that in the case of establishments that enrolled more students than the number assigned by the guardianship, in the next school year, there will be no vacancies available for these courses.

He also took the opportunity to encourage the injured students to "bring civil or criminal action against the promoters of irregularities and illegalities", says the statement.

"They can enter without taking the entrance exam, this is in fact an attitude that is not congruent with the law. And, therefore, only the injured parties can bring the corresponding civil or criminal action against those who have defrauded their expectations, harmed their their interests", he said, adding that around 4000 students were injured.


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