Closure in Lubumbashi of the work of the Estates General of the ESU

Lubumbashi, September 14th, 2021 (CPA) .- The Minister of Higher and University Education (ESU), Muhindo Nzangi Butondo, on Tuesday closed the work of the ESU General States, held from September 10th to 14th in Lubumbashi , capital of the Haut-Katanga province.

Experts from his ministry and representatives of academic and administrative staff from institutions in his sector reflected, for four days, on improving working conditions and reforming higher and university education in the DRC.

Three hundred and twenty-nine (329) resolutions and recommendations were formulated by the participants in these meetings, including the closure in some universities of the Republic of medical faculties deemed unsustainable.

This measure, they said, aims to call on all ESU establishments that organize the faculty of medicine to comply with the standards governing this sector, in particular with regard to rigor in the training of future doctors.

For the President of the National Order of Physicians, Dr Nsadi, it is imperative that the institutions that provide training for nursing staff in the DRC are viable, in order to provide the country with well-trained doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians, both both theoretically and practically.

In addition, the participants in the Estates General recommended the application, from the 2021-2022 academic year, of the LMD system in all ESU establishments, the application of the provisions of the Framework Law on Education National 2014, the rationalization of the student card, the digitization of all ESU structures and the structuring of doctoral training, in order to ensure the next generation of academics.

They also asked the Minister of ESU to improve the social and working conditions of academic and administrative staff as well as the structuring of doctoral training and the promotion of academic succession.

For his part, the vice-governor of the province of Haut-Katanga, Jean-Claude Kamfwa thanked the participants from all corners of the country, for their dedication to the development and blossoming of higher and university education, and asked all heads of establishments to appropriate the resolutions resulting from these meetings, in order to restore the tarnished image of their sector. ACP/

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