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The Sans University Movement (MSU) pledges its support and promises that it will be “attentive” during the proceedings to reform higher education, working “on behalf of a popular university reform,” according to the Movement’s coordinator, Sérgio Custódio.

According to Custódio, the reform can improve higher education in Brazil, but for this to occur, it is necessary to rethink the entire Brazilian education system, from the fundamental and secondary levels through higher education.


The Sans University Movement originated in 2001, based on the organization of social movements, and now has representatives in 10 Brazilian states.


It was given its name by the Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia, Don Pedro Casaldáliga, as a symbol of the struggles of those who are excluded in Brazil.


“The movement is involved with training, action, and organization together with social partners, to open the doors of the universities to the population,” Custódio underscores.


He praised the government for placing higher education at the center of debate in the country. “I believe that the government has made a wise choice,” he said.


Through the end of this month, the Ministry of Education (MEC) is receiving suggestions for changes in the text of the preliminary proposal for university reform.


It will then be sent to the Presidential Civilian Advisory Office, where it will be available for public consultation. According to the MEC’s estimates, the government will submit the project in the form of a bill to the National Congress in July.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

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