Angola: President of São Tomé visits Agostinho Neto University campus in Luanda

Luanda — The president of São Tomé and Príncipe, Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, visited on Monday the campus of Agostinho Neto University (UAN) in Luanda.

Carlos Vila Nova met with the rector of the institution, Pedro Magalhães, and the Secretary of State for Higher Education Eugénio Adolfo Alves da Silva.

The UAN campus consists of four academic buildings (with classrooms, offices, and laboratories). It has a central library, restaurant, student center and conference center.

The first phase of the campus, already completed, has the capacity to accommodate 3,000 students, which will increase to 40,000 after the completion of the remaining phases.

Available data shows that the public university sector has at least 411,995 students and 28,614 professors.

Also on Monday, the president of São Tomé and Príncipe visited the Agostinho Neto memorial, where he paid homage to his patron and first Angolan statesman.

He also attended a solemn sitting of the National Assembly in his honor.

Carlos Vila Nova and his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço, discussed on Monday the strengthening of cooperation at the Presidential Palace.

Also within the framework of the visit, President Carlos Vila Nova will travel to the province of Namibe on Tuesday to learn about economic activity in the region.

The ceremony is part of the three-day state visit to Angola, with the aim of strengthening bilateral cooperation and opening new perspectives for other areas.

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