The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau revealed that the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) will establish a Chinese-Portuguese examination centre in the territory.
The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau said on Thursday that the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) will establish a Chinese-Portuguese examination centre in the territory.
This will be the first national examination centre for professional qualification for translation in the two Chinese special administrative regions, Macau and Hong Kong.
“We are establishing another internationally qualified examination centre. The IPM has already contacted the respective departments and in due course we will publish the results of these plans”, added Elsie Ao Ieong, who will promote the development of the “Alliance for Portuguese Language Teaching in Greater Bay and strengthen the “promotion of the Portuguese language” and the training of qualified staff.
One of the aims is also to boost cooperation between Macau, the cities of Greater Bay area and Portuguese-language countries.
On the other hand, the secretary indicated that the government will strengthen the “education of love for the homeland and for Macau,” with the launching of activities aimed at young people and also through the widespread dissemination of complementary teaching materials, including on the Constitution of China and on the Basic Law, which functions as a mini-Constitution of the territory.
These materials will be translated, in English, for local international schools, and “in Portuguese for the Portuguese School,” she said.