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Government supports vulnerable students and Disable access to university

Government supports vulnerable students and Disable access to university

DILI, 25 august 2021 (TATOLI)- The Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI) with the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Culture (MESSC) together with the Ministry Ministry of State Administration (MAE) and the Ministry of National Liberation Fighters (MCLN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of programs for vulnerable people and People with Disabilities to access to the University in 2022.

The Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Armanda Berta dos Santos said the purpose of signing the agreement was to help vulnerable people and People with Disabilities who have graduated from public high schools and vocational schools to continue their studies in public universities.

Minister, Santos said the signing of the agreement was also joined by the MAE and MCLN since both Institutions will provide the report’s data of the students who deserve access to the universities.

The Minister of Higher Education Science and Culture (MSSC) Longinhos dos Santos said 2 rules are required to access the University, namely the general regime and the special regime. The general regime is implemented for all students who have graduated from high school to have high and qualify grades to access the Universities and a special regime is applied for children of veterans, vulnerable people, a people with a disabilities, including children of PNTL and FDTL.

According to Longuinhos, there are changes outline in the agreement for the general regime saying the number of subjects for both Public high school and vocational high school is different.

‘Vocational high school only have four subjects in the final exams compare to public high school has many subjects in the final exams, therefore the qualification grades of vocational high schools are less than comparing to the grades from the Public high schools,’ Longuinhos explained

There were 910 students from vulnerable children, children of veterans, and People with Disabilities who were accessed to the Universities, of the 910 students, 500 students study in UNTL, and 410 others at private universities.

Based on the plan, MSSK will recruit 3000 students involving the children of veterans, vulnerable children, and People with Disabilities to complete the number of students for 2022- 2023.

 

Joaurnalist : Camilio de Sousa

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