On the occasion - according to a statement from the Vice-Presidency, to which VerAngola had access - the Vice-PR made it known that, next year, higher education institutions and the National Center for Scientific Research "will have more teachers and researchers scientific professionals with the admission of 923 staff to these special careers, through a public entrance competition to be opened soon".
The minister also said that the Executive, in order to "increase scientific productivity in the country, will reinforce higher education institutions with the training of scientific researchers, technical support staff, and improvement of academic infrastructures".
According to Esperança da Costa, "along the same path and despite budgetary limitations", the "design of the executive projects of the University Hospital of the Agostinho Neto University and a new phase of the University of Namibe" is underway, so that these works can begin in the near future.
The vice-PR also said that "financing guarantee procedures for the construction and equipping of new academic facilities for Agostinho Neto University, Katyavala Bwila University, Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University, José Eduardo dos Santos University and Instituto Superior de Ciências de Educação of Benguela", reads the statement.
Cited in the note, the government official also made it known that "competition procedure actions" are taking place to begin, next year, the construction and equipping of infrastructure works for some institutes: "Procedural actions are also underway tenders to begin, in 2024, the construction and equipping of infrastructures for the Instituto Superior Politécnico do Bié, Instituto Superior Politécnico do Moxico, Instituto Superior Politécnico de Ndalatando and the Instituto Politécnico de Ondjiva, Organic Unit of the Mandume Ya University Ndemufayo", she said, quoted in the statement.
The academic infrastructures of the Higher Institutes of Educational Sciences (ISCEDs) in Uíge, Huíla, Huambo and the Escola Superior Pedagógica do Bengo will also be subject to improvements, she informed.
Esperança da Costa also took the opportunity to mention, according to the statement, that the "works at the Lueji A Nkonda University, in Dundo, and the contract for the Nova Instituição do Ensino Superior in Saurimo, within the scope of corporate social responsibility" are progressing well rhythm.
According to the vice-PR, in the range of projects mentioned, the highlight is the National Center for Scientific Research (CNIC), which is undergoing rehabilitation and which should be reopened next year.
She also added that the Luanda Science Center will soon be inaugurated, an infrastructure "that will reinforce the Science and Technology ecosystem".
Eighth CNCT and third FIebAT open
This Thursday, the Vice-President of the Republic opened the 8th National Conference on Science and Technology (CNCT) and the 3rd Fair of Ideas, Inventions, Innovation and Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (FIebAT), which runs until Friday, at the National Archives of Angola, under the motto "Technological Entrepreneurship Centered on Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Innovation".
On the occasion, Esperança da Costa made a lengthy visit to the ideas fair's stands, having also interacted with "young exhibitors from various higher education institutions who encouraged them to continue on the path of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship", says a another statement from the Vice-Presidency, to which VerAngola had access.
"FIEbAT ends this Friday, December 1st, with the ultimate aim of publicizing and rewarding innovative products generated in Angolan higher education institutions, as well as promoting the transfer of this knowledge to the productive sector", we also read in the note.