‘Education is not a privilege for the rich, it is everyone’s right’, says Lula – News

‘Education is not a privilege for the rich, it is everyone’s right’, says Lula – News
‘Education is not a privilege for the rich, it is everyone’s right’, says Lula – News
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Lula and Santana open college in RJ
Ricardo Stuckert/PR – 01.04.2024

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stated this Tuesday (2) that education is not a privilege for the rich, but a right for everyone. The statement was made during the inauguration of Impa Tech, the first undergraduate course at Impa (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics).

“Education is not a privilege for the rich, education is everyone’s right. And education is not an expense, it is an investment. And the State needs to take responsibility,” said Lula. “School is a guarantee, not only for those who are studying, but for fathers and mothers to know that their children are being taken care of, that they will become good people, to build a new good family”, he added.

The PT member recalled data relating to the mathematics Olympics. “We registered for the first time in a public school in 2005. That year, 10 million students showed up. In the second year, it was an election year, they didn’t let me put any paper in front of the school because it said it was for electoral use. We didn’t advertise. In 2006, 14 million children signed up again. In 2007, 18 million children signed up. And today we have the biggest math Olympiad in the world. Neither China, nor Russia, nor the United States have more students than we do in math olympiad.”

The statements were made by Lula during the inauguration ceremony of an Impa unit (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics), in Rio de Janeiro. The event featured the inaugural class of the first class of the bachelor’s degree in mathematics of technology and innovation. The initiative is a partnership between the federal government and the inaugural city hall.

The graduation will have federal investments of R$18.7 million in the first year. According to Impa, the college aims to provide students with solid theoretical and practical training in the mathematics of technology and innovation to be successful in the job market. Lasting four years, the bachelor’s degree in mathematics of technology and innovation begins with a basic cycle of one and a half years. Students then choose from four emphases: mathematics, computer science, data science, and physics.

100 students will be served in the first year, reaching 400 students after four years. Students will have access to student accommodation, under the responsibility of the City of Rio de Janeiro, and financial support from the federal government, with a scholarship of R$500 and food assistance of R$1,290 per month.

At this time, students will stay at a nearby hotel. “The college will be full-time. While the apartments, Rio de Janeiro City Hall will complete next year, you will be staying in a hotel nearby”, informed the Minister of Education, Camilo Santana.

For 2024, 80% of places were allocated to students with the best performance in five knowledge Olympiads: Brazilian Public School Mathematics Olympiad; Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad; Brazilian Physics Olympiad; Brazilian Chemistry Olympiad and Brazilian Informatics Olympiad. Another 20% considered the mathematics grade in the Enem (National High School Exam).

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