Havana, Cuba, May 22.- Narciso Damasio dos Santos Benedito, Secretary of State for Technical-Professional Training and Teaching in Angola, received Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice-president of the Cuban Council of Ministers, on Wednesday.
During the meeting held in Luanda, where they spoke about aspects related to that country’s educational development, Dos
Santos Benedito expressed that prospects to expand and diversify cooperation between the African nation and the island in the
sphere of education are promising, above all in technical-professional teaching, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.
He underlined that aid also includes the field of literacy teaching, since in Angola the illiteracy rate is 33 percent and to reduce that figure it’s necessary to invest in materials and human resources.
In this regard, he highlighted the work of Cuban voluntary workers, who are already applying the Yes I Can literacy teaching
method in 18 Angolan provinces, so every day the number of adults learning how to read and write increases.
Cabrisas, who is in Angola on a working visit, also met with Antonio Miguel Andre, Secretary of State for Higher Education.
The Cuban VP pointed out that, during these meetings, relations of cooperation and assistance in that sector between Cuba and
Angola were reviewed. (ACN)