On Monday, the Minister of Higher Education, César Trómpiz, announced through a phone interview on the state TV station (VTV), that the classes “will begin on September 16, using remote learning methodology, that is, from their homes.”
The minister emphasized that despite the pandemic, the Bolivarian government is guaranteeing the right to education.
Trómpiz also said that the ministry plans to expand university degrees, in order to contribute to the economic-cultural agenda. “We have a high demand in the area of engineering and medicine, we will focus on these areas,” he emphasized in his speech.
“We are guaranteeing quotas in the midst of the pandemic and the economic war and genocidal blockade of the United States,” said Trómpiz.
Additionally he stressed that all the students who, in the middle of the COVID-19 quarantine, applied to enter a public university obtained a place.
“President Nicolás Maduro Moros has achieved the inclusion of 100% of the high school graduates who asked for enrollment through the 2020 National Enrollment System, this system was sustained this year through a robust technological and social platform,” the minister said.
Trompiz reported that this year 359,145 young people finished high school and of them 319,807 requested a place in a public university and all of them got it.
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