Luanda, July 15 – Angola and Cuba further strengthened their longstanding academic and research cooperation by holding here the Second Meeting of Rectors of Universities of the two countries, described as successful.
A Cuban delegation led by Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcon, exchanged views in the event with Angolan professors and authorities.They also visited the Independent University of Angola, the Gregorio Semedo University and the Agostinho Neto University.
The meeting of rectors highlighted the significance of training education professionals for the formation of students as part of the Cuban-Angolan cooperation in the field.
In remarks to Prensa Latina, Mario Ares, a representative of the Higher Education Ministry of Cuba, described this collaboration in the academic and research fields as successful.
More than 2,100 Angolan youngsters have graduated from Cuban universities in recent years, and more than 650 Angolans are doing studies in Cuba now.
This collaboration started in the 80s through the University of Angola, the only existing at the time.
There are 894 Cuban professors in Angolan universities now, teaching more than 30.000 students countrywide.
Some 4,000 Cuban workers are contributing to the process of national Angolan reconstruction in the fields of education, health and construction
Source: Prensa Latina