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EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE ARE NEW PARADIGMS
OF MANKIND IN 21ST CENTURY, SAYS PROMINENT PORTUGUESE EDUCATIONALIST ROBERTO CARNEIRO

pa2gr1.jpg (87160 bytes)      Education and knowledge are the new paradigms of mankind in the 21st century, prominent Portuguese educationalist Roberto Carneiro said in a speech at the World Trade Center Macau on October 9, 1998, organised by the Inter-University Institute of
Macau and the World Trade Center Macau.

     Mr Carneiro, a former Portuguese Education Minister, said that education should become future's "great ideology", adding the world's current industrial societies would necessarily become "societies of knowledge" in the new millenium.

     Mr Carneiro, who is President of the Macau Portuguese School Foundation, also said that the principle of knowledge was increasingly important as the main factor of economic development.

     The educationalist, who is a professor at Portugal's prestigious Catholic University, proposed the setting-up of "international networks of knowledge", stressing that 25 per cent of all international aid programmes should be reserved for educational promotion schemes. He also suggested that foreign debt payments be converted into educational and social investment projects.

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     President Mr Carneiro emphasised that a "critical mass of educated people" constituted the cornerstone of sustained development. He stressed that "binary formulas of ethnicity" had to be overcome in order to "learn how to live together".

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WTCM AND LEAL SENADO SIGN CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT

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     The World Trade Center Macau and the Leal Senado (City Council) signed a cultural co-operation agreement on December 11, 1998.

     The agreement was signed at a special ceremony by WTCM President António Leça and
President of the Leal Senado, José Luís de Sales Marques.

     Under the agreement the two entities will jointly organise up to 10 thematic exhibitions per year at the WTCM Gallery. The agreement 's main objective is the dissemination of cultural and community values during Macau's final year of transition towards its change in administration.

     The agreement will provide the Leal Senado with one more venue for cultural and other events benefitting community development.

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