Ver Angola

Training

Norwegian researchers train Angolan professors of different specialties

A delegation of professors and researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has been in Angola since the 13th of November to train 35 teachers and technicians from the National Institute for Assessment and Development of Education (INADE) in the fields of literacy, mathematics and curriculum development.

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The working visit of Norwegian teachers and researchers is the first to result from the conclusion of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Angola and Norway, to support the operationalization of the National Program for Training and Management of Teaching Personnel (PNFGPD) in the fields of Training of Teachers and Capacity Building of Angolan Education and Research Institutions.

According to a government statement that VerAngola had access to, during their time in the country, the trainers will visit five teacher training schools to observe, in the classroom, the teaching practices of Angolan teachers. Some of the trainers have already given gender activities in Zambia and Ethiopia, adds the Executive.

The coordinator of the delegation, Ann Sylvi Larsen, was pleased to visit the country and contribute with her experience in linguistics and didactics to improve the educational system in Angola and the environment for scientific research in educational matters.

For the director of INADE, Jorge Veloso, the training represents an important step in the continuous training of his institution's staff, and will be of great value to the program of curriculum reform and improvement in the quality of teaching underway in the country.

In the coming days, other specialists will arrive to work on training technicians at the National Institute for the Training of Education Staff (INFQE), the document goes on to say.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2020, has allowed the country to rely on technical assistance from one of the ten best education and education systems in the world. Norway's University of Science and Technology is the largest in the country and one of the best in the world ranking.

Also within the framework of the Memorandum, a Scholarship Fund is foreseen to finance the sending of Angolan students to Norwegian universities to attend Masters and Doctoral courses in Teaching Methodologies.