Government wants to fill all vacancies in universities with children of emigrants

in News · 19-07-2020 10:00:00 · 1 Comments

The government expects to occupy the 3,500 places available at Portuguese universities for children of emigrants in two or three years, of which only 416 were filled in the last academic year, according to the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities, Berta Nunes.

Higher education has a contingent reserved for children of emigrants of 7% of the total national vacancies, which correspond to about 3.500 vacancies. The number of candidates has been growing since 2013, the year in which there was the smallest number ever with only 99 applications.

In the academic year 2019/2020, 483 emigrants and Portuguese-descendants applied, having been placed 416, which represents 86 percent.

“We hope that there will be more and more members and that within two to three years the total number of vacancies will be filled, which is very interesting for our younger people living abroad”, said Berta Nunes to Lusa agency.

The official said that the information and awareness campaign for this possibility which started last year, will be reinforced, namely through advertising in the Portuguese social media.

These are vacancies that do not require a competition and also allow access to students who followed the path of professional education, very common in several of the countries where the presence of the Portuguese community is more intense.

“We want our young people to come and study in Portugal,” she said.


Comments:

What a shame,Portugal has so many young adults with the intellectual capacity to become great ambassadors for Portugal should they only be given the opportunities, now given to emigrants, do many Portugeuse are held back or live in utter poverty while the government only wants to be politically correct in the eyes of the world insted of just being correct and look after its own people first, welfare starts at home and Portugeuse people have Portugal at heart and are not there to reap and then leave but to plough back,Portugal for the Portugeuse first! Viva Portugal,Viva.

By Joao Carlos Bastos from Other on 20-07-2020 03:06
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