Tuesday, January 14, 2014

National University of Equatorial Guinea Rector Discusses University's Efforts to Develop the Country's Professional and Technical Skills

In a recent interview, Carlos Nze Nsuga, rector of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), said that his university was focused on using exchanges to build capabilities in the university and the country as a whole.

During the interview, Rector Nze Nsuga said that the UNGE’s alumni are currently occupying positions in the public and private administrative sectors of this country.

Now, UNGE is focusing on research. “We are already organizing research supported especially by those universities with which we have signed agreements. There is much to explore in this country about medicine. This country is rich. For example, we have vegetation worth investigating and getting to know the values ​​of that vegetation. Herbs, trees, fruits,” said Rector Nze Nsuga.

He continued to say, “We must research the very environment in which we live. We have to do research on contamination. Our foods often carry many bacteria, and this needs to be investigated. We have to research food conservation. Our food is highly perishable and we have to prepare food every day because we do not know yet how to safeguard it.”

Rector Nze Nsuga discussed the importance research will have on Equatoguineans’ health and the challenges they face. “We have to research the impact that waste has on the environment and therefore our own health. We must investigate the very form of urbanization. What are the consequences of urbanization in the country, especially the ecological aspects? That is the challenge of our university. We hope to have great participation from both teachers and students, both Guineans and foreigners.”