Vietnam, Mozambique to enhance educational cooperation

Friday, 2021-04-09 15:46:10
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Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang (L) presents a souvenir painting to UP Maputo Rector Prof. Jorge Ferrão. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique)
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NDO – The Pedagogical University of Maputo (UP Maputo) and other educational institutions in Mozambique highly value their education ties with Vietnamese partners and wish to strengthen bilateral cooperation in language training (Portuguese and Vietnamese) for students as well as diversify the forms of educational collaboration between the two countries.

The statement was made by UP Maputo Rector Prof. Jorge Ferrão during his meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang on April 7.

He spoke highly of the cooperative results between UP Maputo and Vietnamese universities over recent years, including Portuguese language training for many Vietnamese students at his university.

As Vietnam and Mozambique are stepping up their internationalisation strategy in education, Jorge Ferrão suggested the two sides promote direct collaboration between their universities, enhance the exchange of lecturers and students, and intensify the sharing of experience, particularly in terms of the application of digital technology in teaching.

General view of the meeting. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique)

He encouraged Vietnamese universities and businesses to actively participate in UP Maputo’s vocational training, as well as to join with sponsors to help UP Maputo implement technical projects on education.

For his part, Ambassador Hoang welcomed the active and proactive initiatives of UP Maputo in fostering educational cooperation between Vietnam and Mozambique, and lauded the university’s provision of scholarships to Vietnamese students in the past few years.

He said that many Vietnamese graduates from UP Maputo have contributed to the bilateral friendship and economic cooperation between the two nations.

Vietnamese universities attach importance to cooperation with their Mozambican partners, including UP Maputo, Hoang affirmed, proposing the university and other educational institutions of Mozambique provide more scholarships for Vietnamese students.