Need to strengthen environmental science courses in Congolese universities

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Kinshasa, June 6th, 2021 (CPA).- The director of the cabinet of the Minister of Higher and University Education (ESU), Prof. Jean-Chrysostome Mudogo Virima stressed, on Saturday, the need to strengthen in Congolese universities, the environmental sciences for the protection of ecosystems in the DRC.

Prof. Mudogo, who made it known during the celebration of World Environment Day at the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), said on behalf of the Minister of ESU, that the faculties in particular, of agricultural sciences , veterinary medicine and other faculties, must be called upon to enable universities to contribute to environmental issues to which the President of the Republic Félix Tshisekedi and the government attach great importance. »It will be about strengthening research, teaching and services to the community, the reforestation system with an emphasis on environmental education and development in the teachings, » he said.

The academic secretary general of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Prof. Eustache Banza Nsomwe, greeted on behalf of the management committee, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Environment and sustainable development for the choice made on the UNIKIN to host this activity on the occasion of the celebration of World Environment Day.

In his presentation on the national theme entitled: « The tree to restore our ecosystems and the ecological transition for a healthy environment », he indicated that the tree is a carrier of oxygen, a source of life and transformation of the resources of which each is called upon to invest in reforestation and the protection of the biodiversity that surrounds all the provinces of the DRC.

Prof. Banza reaffirmed the readiness of UNIKIN as a training institution to support the country’s authorities in the search for appropriate solutions on environmental issues for the achievement of sustainable development goals.

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Environment and Sustainable Development, Eve Bazaiba, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Interior, Security, Decentralization and Customary Affairs, as well as other members of the government, administrative authorities, academics, scientists and students, planted trees around the homes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the students of UNIKIN and the Sports Complex. ACP/