The Chinese company Huawei Technologies on Monday granted 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Mozambican Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher and Professional Education, which is the budget required to complete the construction of a professional school in the central province of Sofala.
The Chinese ambassador to Mozambique, Su Jian, and the Minister of Science and Technology, Jorge Nhambiu, signed the agreement on delivering the money, in support of the Muanza professional school.
Ambassador Su said that the support granted by Huawei Technologies shows the robustness of the relations of friendship and cooperation between China and Mozambique. He noted that Huawei has supported a variety of projects in Mozambique, particularly in the areas of education and technology.
Nhambiu said that the school’s building was part of implementation of the Professional Education Reform Programme, which is intended to establish an integrated and coherent programme of professional education in the country.
He believed that the programme will help tackle youth unemployment, by providing those who graduate from courses in the professional schools with skills that are in demand by potential employers.
The Muanza school currently has four blocks for agriculture and livestock, carpentry and mechanical and electrical workshops, a library, an audio-visual room, and six classrooms.