“Denialism, lies, hate and fake news”

“Denialism, lies, hate and fake news”
“Denialism, lies, hate and fake news”
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Without mentioning the name of the former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) In his speech, the president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) stated, this Tuesday (2), during an event in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), that Brazil is going through a “delicate moment” and must invest in education to combat “hate” and “fake news”.

Alongside the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes (PSD), one of his allies in the municipal elections, Lula participated in the inauguration of IMPA Tech – the first undergraduate course at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA). The ceremony took place at the Porto Maravalley warehouse, the port area of ​​the capital of Rio de Janeiro, and celebrated the beginning of the first period of the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics of Technology and Innovation.

“Education is not a privilege for the rich. Education is everyone’s right. Education is not an expense, it is an investment. And the State needs to take responsibility. That’s why I’m a fanatic about education,” said Lula.

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“School is, for us, a guarantee not only for those who are studying, but for fathers and mothers to know that their children are being taken care of and will become good people”, continued the president.

During his speech, Lula also stated that the good training of young people is an instrument to guarantee them citizenship and also to combat the spread of lies and fake news.

“We are living in a delicate moment in the history of Brazil. I’m 78 years old and I’ve never known a moment of denialism, lies, hatred and fake news like we experience today. If we don’t invest in education, we are giving our young people away for free to denialists and organized crime,” he said.

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“The world doesn’t need lies. The world needs education, an engineer, a mathematician, a doctor, a philosopher, a lawyer. The world doesn’t need criminals”, added the president.

The PT member lamented what he called Brazil’s historical “delay” in education. “We are late. For many decades and many centuries, the elite that ran this country did not imagine that the child of a poor person could study,” he said. “We want our young people to study here, become masters here, become doctors here.”

Paes and the “jewel in the crown”

One of the first to speak during this morning’s event, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, classified IMPA’s first undergraduate course as “our jewel in the crown”.

“Rio de Janeiro is known in many ways. We are the Marvelous City, we were once the capital of the colony, the empire and the Republic. This year, we are the capital of the G20. Now, we want to become the capital of innovation in Latin America”, stated Paes. “Rio is a symbolic city of Brazil, a showcase of the country to the world”, he concluded.

The course

IMPA Tech is a higher education institute financed by the federal government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Ministry of Education (MEC), in addition to a partnership with the city of Rio. For 2024, the Union promises to invest R$18.7 million in the institution.

According to Palácio do Planalto, 100 students will be served in the first year, and this number could reach 400 after four years. Students will have access to student accommodation, with a scholarship of R$500 and food assistance of R$1,290 per month. During the course, students will have theoretical and practical training in mathematics of technology and innovation for the job market.

This year, 80% of the places were allocated to students with the best performance in five knowledge Olympiads: Brazilian Public School Mathematics Olympiad (OBMEP); Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad (OBM); Brazilian Physics Olympiad (OBF); Brazilian Chemistry Olympiad (OBQ) and Brazilian Informatics Olympiad (OBI). Another 20% entered thanks to their mathematics score in the National High School Exam (Enem).

The course lasts four years. Students will complete a basic cycle of one and a half years and will then choose between the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science and Physics.

In addition to Lula and Eduardo Paes, ministers Camilo Santana (Education), Luciana Santos (Science and Technology), Anielle Franco (Racial Equality), Silvio Costa Filho (Ports and Airports) and Márcio Macêdo (General Secretariat) participated in the event in Rio. of the Presidency), in addition to the first lady, Rosângela Lula da Silva, Janja.

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Denialism lies hate fake news

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