Thirty-three Sergipe delegates elected in intermunicipal conferences participated in the plenary sessions that indicated propositions to compose the National Education Plan
The delegates representing Sergipe at the National Education Conference (Conae) 2024 – which ended last Tuesday, 30th – are already preparing to multiply the information, which will serve as a basis for the construction of State and Municipal Education plans. At the closing of Conae, contributions were approved for the Bill that will establish the National Education Plan (PNE) 2024-2034.
“We will wait for the approval and ratification of the National Plan, then we will begin the great challenge of developing our goals for the new State and Municipal plans. That the municipal plans are not only focused on the National Plan, but that the secretaries can reflect their needs and determine the goals according to the municipal reality”, highlighted the coordinator of the State Education Forum of Sergipe, professor Christiane Almeida, responsible for carrying out of the five intermunicipal conferences in Sergipe (greater Aracaju and eastern Sergipe; south and central-south Sergipe; agreste; lower São Francisco; upper and medium sertão), held from October 23 to 27, 2023, and the state stage of Conae 2024 .
Christiane Almeida also adds that all the work will be done with great commitment and seriousness and will offer the municipalities all the support and technical support in the construction of this new stage. “All together and united for the best of our education and our ten-year plans,” she said.
33 delegates participated from Sergipe, including teachers, students, mothers, education professionals, municipal and state councilors, members of the Municipal and State Education forums, representatives of Undime and the Court of Auditors of Sergipe. “These were intense days of qualified debates on various issues that involve the future of our education. Conae 2024 marks the resumption of democratic participation and dialogue about the desires to improve the educational scenario in the country”, highlights Christiane Almeida.
Conae’s final document, containing the indications of delegates who participated in the national stage, will be delivered by the National Education Forum (FNE) to the Ministry of Education, still in February, providing input for the PL to be sent to the National Congress. The MEC’s expectation is that the new PNE Bill will be widely discussed in Parliament, with the participation of all civil society and the academic community.
Contributions to the new PNE have been debated since September 2023, at state, municipal and district conferences, until reaching the national stage. Some proposals were already in the old PNE and will be renewed, such as the universalization of pre-school from the age of 4; the three-fold increase in enrollment in vocational education in secondary education; the adoption of quality standards for distance education (EaD) in higher education; and the investment of 10% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in education.
Conae brought together, in Brasília (DF), on the 28th, 29th and 30th of January, 1,847 representatives from various educational segments and social sectors, including entities that work in education and public authorities. With the theme ‘National Education Plan (2024-2034): State policy to guarantee education as a human right with social justice and sustainable socio-environmental development’, Conae 2024 assessed the country’s educational problems and needs, aiming to develop new goals and strategies to overcome inequalities and guarantee the right to quality education for all. The event was held by MEC and organized by FNE.