CNC-Universities to integrate Module of Chega into the curriculum of higher education institutions

CNC-Universities to integrate Module of Chega into the curriculum of higher education institutions

Executive Director of the Centro Nacional Chega! I.P (CNC), Hugo Fernandes (Imagem Tatoli/Egas Cristóvão)

DILI, 18 november 2021 (TATOLI) – Centro Nacional Chega! I.P (CNC), is currently consulting with the higher education institutions to integrate the Module of Chega! into the curriculum of the Timor-Leste’s universities.

Centro Nacional Chega! I.P (CNC) in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Civil Peace Service (CPS) developed a study module called ‘Module of Chega!’, which is based on the final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste (CAVR).

The module would be integrated as part of the Timor-Leste History course in all faculties of higher education institutions in Timor-Leste.

The Module of Chega! consists of six units whose topics reflect the historical events of Timor-Leste between the period of 1974-1999.

“The module is intended to be taught as part of the cross-curricular subject of history for all undergraduate students in Timor-Leste,” the Executive Director of CNC! Hugo Fernandes told TATOLI at CNC’s office, in Dili, on thursday.

At the same place, the Director of the Education and Training of CNC, Vicente Borges Maia said that the module would help universities students to learn the context, cause, and impacts of the internal conflict in 1974 and the Indonesian occupation between 1975 and 1999.

“Students will gain a deeper understanding of human rights violations by all actors and their effects at individual, community, and national level,” said Maia.

He added the module would also help to develop the ability of students to contribute to peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

“Here is the schedule for the development of the module. Within the month of november, we conduct consultations with the civil societies and universities. Next year, we will develop the syllabus of the subject, and lecturer guides (january to july). And then, from july to october 2021, we will conduct Lecturers Training. And the final stage is carrying out monitoring and evaluation on the project (november 2022 to july 2023),” he explained.

Fernandes said once the module is completed, CNC! would present it to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Culture to be taught at the universities in the country.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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