Mozambique: Chinese Company Supports Professional Education

Maputo – The Chinese company Huawei Technologies on Monday granted 100,000 US dollars to the Mozambican Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher and Professional Education, which is the budget required to complete the construction of a professional school in Muanza in the central province of Sofala.

The agreement on delivering this money was signed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Jorge Nhambiu, and by the Chinese ambassador, Su Jian.

The Muanza school currently has four blocks for agriculture and livestock, carpentry and mechanical and electrical workshops, a library, an audio-visual room, and six classrooms.

“The 100,000 dollars will strengthen the budget necessary to conclude the project to build the Muanza professional school”, declared Nhambiu. He said this was part of implementation of the Professional Education Reform Programme, which is intended to establish an integrated and coherent programme of professional education.

“The programme promotes the exchange of synergies and the involvement of various social partners, such as public and private companies, trade unions and civil society”, said the Minister.

He believed that the programme will help tackle youth unemployment, by providing those who graduate from courses in the professional schools with skills that are in demand by potential employers.

Ambassador Su said that the support granted by Huawei Technologies shows the robustness of the relations of friendship and cooperation between China and Mozambique. He noted that Huawei has supported a variety of projects in Mozambique, particularly in the areas of education and technology.

Source: All Africa