While visiting the Polytechnics Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), in Barcelos, the Prime Minister also welcomed the fact that this year there was “the biggest increase in new students ever” in higher education”, despite the “uncertainty” due to the pandemic crisis.

“We have to invest more in education. The country’s largest structural deficit over decades, or even centuries, is the deficit in knowledge and the qualification of human resources, that is the deficit we have to overcome”, he highlighted.

For António Costa, a country with good levels of qualification creates more competitive companies and better salaries, with the improvement of education being seen as the potential solution to many problems within the economy currently.