Ambassador calls on Angolan fellows to comply with university norms

Lisbon – Angolan ambassador to Portugal, Marcos Barrica, and Tuesday in CovilhAPound urged national scholarship holders studying in Portuguese academic institutions to comply with the norms established by the Portuguese universities.

The diplomat said so during a meeting with fellow students in Portugal at the University of Beira Interior, noting that compliance with the norms of academic institutions is essential to successfully complete their training and contribute to the development of Angola.

The ambassador expressed his satisfaction at the behavior of many Angolan students in that Portuguese region, but said he was aware of certain cases of lack of punctuality, attendance, among other situations.

“Higher education students should behave better,” he said.

Marcos Barrica pointed out that the Angolan Government is making an effort to regularize the situation of subsidy payments, in line of the regulation of external scholarships, approved by Presidential Decree No. 165/14 of 19 June.

In her turn, the head of the Student Sector of the Embassy of Angola in Portugal, Maria Rescova, provided some information on the rules for granting scholarships, obligations, rights and duties of students, as well as the rights and duties of the Angolan State.

She recalled that the new regulation improves the system of control of scholarship holders at the expense of the Angolan State, so students have to notify the competent authorities about their absences from the host country.

Source: Angola Press News Agency