Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Equatorial Guinea Strengthening Education With Partner University Agreements

The vice president of the National University of Equatorial Guinea or UNGE (Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial), Manuela Roca, recently held a meeting with the Director of Services of the General Secretariat of Las Palmas University from Gran Canaria, Spain, Dina Malo Molina, along with Sabayo Clemente Gonzalez, Director of Services, to discuss improvement opportunities and ways to further education.

After the meeting and a press conference, officials from both universities explained that their goal is to further look into the development of agreements between the academic institutions, based on the exchange of students and strengthening pedagogical matters. This is part of a broader effort by the government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) to further improve its education. Manuela Roca told reporters the positive contribution Las Palmas University can make to the UNGE on the development of new approaches in teaching.

Additionally, the meeting served to expose the UNGE to the opportunity and benefits of participating in the Third International Workshop of African Universities to be held on September 10th -14th in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Equatorial Guinea's university officials looked at this proposal with great interest.

The meeting was also attended by other officials and teachers of the UNGE.