Program for Results in Brazil to Support the Implementation of the Upper Secondary Education Reform Benefiting around 2.4 Million Students

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Friday December 15, 2017 08:25
WASHINGTON--15 Dec--World Bank
The project will support the 27 state secretariats of education in the implementation of the New Upper Secondary Education model

WASHINGTON, December 14th, 2017 - Around 2.4 million students in Brazil are expected to benefit from the first Program-for-Results (PforR) for the Federal Government of Brazil approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors.

The US$250 million operation will support the implementation of the Upper Secondary Education Reform through a combination of two financial tools: a US$221 million PforR loan disbursed against educational results focused on regional and socioeconomic equity and a US$29 million loan for technical assistance. The program will support the 27 state secretariats of education in the implementation of the upper secondary educational reform.

"The upper secondary school reform is the most structural and relevant change in public and private education in Brazil in the last two decades and will promote transformative action, especially for the poorest students," said Jose Mendonca Bezerra Filho, Brazil's Minister of Education. "The new upper secondary school will be more attractive by offering a flexible curriculum, joint with technical-vocational education. As such, it will enable students to choose areas for deepening content according to his/her life project. The new architecture of the Brazilian upper secondary education will allow more freedom to develop the basic skills required by the national curriculum. These measures are fundamental to correct inequalities in the educational system and to improve the country's performance in education."

Despite the remarkable progress achieved in the access to secondary education in the last two decades, Brazil's educational quality still lags behind other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Secondary education in Brazil is characterized by low internal efficiency, pervasive high age-grade distortion rates, one of the highest repetition rates and some of the lowest completion rates in the region.

"We are proud to support this educational milestone in Brazil," said Martin Raiser, World Bank Director for Brazil. "The reform will help to reduce existing inequalities in educational outcomes and build the human capital needed for inclusive growth."

The Bank will support the implementation of the reform's main twin goals: add flexibility to a new competence-based curriculum, supplemented by learning itineraries (languages, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities or technical and professional education), and the extension of the school day, from four to five hours a day. These changes are aimed at promoting the diversification of the curriculum, the development of key competences and, consequently, the decreasing in dropout and repetition rates by making secondary education more relevant and attractive to young Brazilians.

Among the outcomes supported by the project are:

Timely implementation of the upper secondary education reform with regional, socioeconomic equity;Improvements in the quality and relevance of learning in upper secondary education;Increase school completion rates;Higher productivity for sustainable growth.

Latest Press Release

Photo Release: EXIM Thailand Visits Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project

Mr. Nopporn Thepsithar (fifth left), Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) and Dr. Narongchai Akarasanee (center), former Minister of Energy, recently visited Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project...

Thailands Promotion of Advanced Technology and Eco-system Development Enables Local Producers to Fly Higher

Thailand has been experiencing a gradual shift from a manufacturing to a high-value manufacturing economy after the country has put all its efforts into promoting the use of advanced technology, science, and innovation in parallel with the development of...

Get 5-Baht Cashback when making payment via K PLUS for BTS tickets until April 30, 2019

To celebrate the latest QR Code payment service via K PLUS for one-way BTS tickets bought from ticket issuing machines at BTS Stations, KBank has teamed up with BTS to offer a cashback of 5 Baht/trip, which will be credited into the passenger's account...

OKEx Revisited Bangkok After Launch of Thai Baht Trading

OKEx, a Malta-based world-leading digital asset exchange, has made a stop-over to Bangkok to bring industry leaders together to exchange ideas on blockchain technology. In view of the fast-growing digital asset community in Thailand, OKEx has launched...

MFC launches new 6-month fund investing in global debt instruments, IPO 18 22 February 2019

Mr. Lim Chong Boon Dennis, President, MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, announced today that MFC will be launching the MFC International Fixed Income Fund 6 Months Series 12 or I-FIX 6M12 during 18 – 22 February 2019. The Fund is a...

Related Topics