Angola and Cuba Review Cooperation in Education

Luanda — The cooperation between Angola and Cuba, in the education sector, was analyzed last Wednesday between the ministers of Angola, Luísa Grilo, and of Cuba, Ena Elsa Velázquez.

The meeting, which was held by video conference, addressed various aspects of Cuban cooperation in the education sector, reflecting into the contractual relationship between the Ministry of Education of Angola and the ANTEX Company, responsible for sending specialists to teach at technical and polytechnic institutes at national level.

However, Luísa Grilo stressed that at the moment the instruction is to reduce the number of Cuban teachers in the country, and the new strategy involves training national instructors.

According to the Angolan official, since 2018 the Ministry of Education has gradually reduced the contingent of Cuban teachers and in return has opened public recruitment processes for national citizens, in the technical, technological and practical components, with a view to the replacement of Cuban specialists in Angola.

On her turn, the Cuban Education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, said that her country has a long history with Angola in the field of education and understands that the current scenario does not allow this cooperation to evolve.

It is recalled that Cuba helped to train more than three million Angolans.

The meeting, which was held by video conference, addressed various aspects of Cuban cooperation in the education sector, reflecting into the contractual relationship between the Ministry of Education of Angola and the ANTEX Company, responsible for sending specialists to teach at technical and polytechnic institutes at national level.