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Angola's Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo
he country has decided to temporarily suspend the granting of the new external scholarship for academic year 2018 on grounds of financial constraints caused by economic crisis.
The decision was announced Friday by the Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo.
There were 30,308 scholarships under National Institute of Scholarship Management (INAGBE) of which 5,598 were external students.
Cuba with 2,556, ranks first among the countries with Angolan students attending class abroad, followed by Russia and Algeria.
Addressing a lecture on Friday to mark INAGBE’s 38th anniversary, the minister
said that financial crisis led to a reduction in the number of scholarships.
The situation also forced the temporary suspension of new external scholarships with a view to meeting the institution’s commitment to the students in 29 countries.
Maria do Rosário Sambo said that improving credibility in scholarship, allowing students to plan their training costs, as well as effective schedule and management of their resources, remain the institution’s priority for future.Source: Angop