Angola: Cabinet’s Social Policy Commission meets on Tuesday

Luanda – The Social Policy Commission of the Cabinet Council is holding its first ordinary meeting of this year on Tuesday in Luanda.

According to a press note from the Secretariat of the Cabinet Council that reached Angop on Monday, the meeting is being chaired by the coordinator of the commission, the Angolan Vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente. The document does not disclose the topics to be discussed in the event.

At its last meeting on 25 November 2016, the commission analysed the draft presidential decree on the academic calendar for higher education, which should govern public and private education institutions.

The document established that the academic year would be organized in two semesters, each with 16 teaching weeks in five days, from Monday to Friday, and aimed at planning and organising its most relevant activities: preparatory, solemn, curricular and extracurricular, scientific, university extension, as well as breaks and vacations.

In the field of education, the commission considered a draft Presidential Decree approving the Statute of the Subsystem of Pre-School Education, with a view to regulating it and defining the governing principles, objectives, curricular areas, structure, organization and functioning, to be applied to all public and private children’s centres, attended by children from three months to five years of age.

The commission had also been briefed on the meeting relating to the Social Protection Support Project – APROSOC – which aims to support the most vulnerable people in the communities, especially children from 0 to 5 years old.

The same meeting had approved a draft law that determined that the periodicity of the National Festival of Culture “FENACULT” would take place in every five years, instead of four year.

The legal tool suggests an amendment to article 3 of the Regulation of the National Festival of Culture “FENACULT”, which establishes periodicity of four years for the event, and according to the Culture Minister, Carolina Cerqueira, FENACULT would be integrated into the Programme of the quinquennial anniversaries of National Independence.

Source: Angola Press News Agency