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Brazil Wants Indians in College

The Ministry of Education (MEC) is encouraging Indian students to acquire higher
education, so that they can contribute to basic education in Brazilian villages.
The MEC intends to graduate four thousand Indian teachers over the next four
years.

“Our challenge is to graduate these teachers, urgently, so that they can go to work in native schools,” said the MEC’s General Coordinator of Indigenous School Instruction, Professor Kleber Matos.


Data from the Ministry reveal that there are 2,179 native schools in Brazil operating within Indian territories, but most offer only grades 1-4, for lack of teachers with higher education.


The Coordinator emphasized that the MEC currently counts on a network of universities and faculties to receive these students.

He recalled, as well, that all types of inclusion of native students in higher education are encouraged by the MEC, not just admission to licentiate degree courses, which grant teaching certificates, but also to regular courses, such as Law, Medicine, and Dentistry.


At the beginning of the year, the University of Brasí­lia made the unprecendented gesture, in Brazil, of reserving 15 places for Indian students.


Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva informed the Council of Economic and Social Development (CDES), last May, that the government will send Congress two bills that will ease the ingress of students from low-income families into tuition-free, federally-run universities called “public” universities, as well as tuition-charging private universities.

The government’s idea is to have public universities reserve half of their enrollment for students coming out of public high schools. That works out to around 60,000 places.


“This is a way for us to promote racial equality in public universities,” said Lula, explaining that some of the places will be automatically reserved for Blacks and Indians.

With regard to unemployment, Lula once again expressed the government’s concern. He cited the Soldier Citizen program as one of the action plans to deal with the problem. That program will create 30,000 jobs through an enlarged enlistment in the Armed Forces beginning in August.


Annually some 70,000 recruits go into the Armed Forces. This year that number will rise to 100,000. The program will provide them with professional training and, when they complete their tour of duty, job placement opportunities.

Lula also announced a renovated First Job Program, with less red tape and more incentives for businesses to hire first-time workers.

Agência Brasil


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  • Jonalist

    High Education Futures For All – (EVFCF)
    It is to the beneficial purpose that Indians do get a higher education, esp. to support new technologies related to energy and transportation. Industrial education is beneficial to those whom have skills that can make the future a bit more pleasant for everyone in Brazil, so this needs to be a coordinated effort in order to achieve affectiveness. If Brazil develops a Monorail System which does not interfere with other modes of transportation. Military careers are a important asset to any nations needs but their jobs after the call of service is most important, if training aims to progress towards the same objectives then when these recruits get out of the military they can obtain secure jobs within Brazil working with these new technologies. That is one basic way to make certain that Brazil will have a future that its population can defend and depend upon.

    Economic issues are a factor of improving the cost of living expenses for the population of Brazil. Conquering this main issue Brazil will be atop the worst of all problems that could result and deal with them adequately for major populated areas. I cannot say that the earth is a perfect mass, but I can say that technology teaches how to deal with the earth through solutions which are best known for being a plan rather than a stumbling block for the population. There must be concerns founded towards knowledge awareness.

    I have a Project Plan for America to economically resort to while automakers are going through their wishful stages, I mean that concept vehicles are OK for some situations but not an adequate solution for the population. There are so many material matters which must be dealt with first, outreach education extensions are a solution which can electronically connect these higher education matters together, think Holographic and Brazil will be atop the best principles for higher education and that will enlarge the world database as it grows worldwide in electronic higher education and government use. My Project Plan is named “The Electric Vehicle Free Conversion Foundation (EVFCF)” and is found here [http://jonalist.bravehost.com/articles/evfcf.html] in case Brazilians wish to read about solving the basic transportation issues first, housing can be a next solution and steer towards a Monorail System, no need for a supertrain for community support. By the year 2025 I would imagine Brazil’s population to double so adequate community support can decrease the total vehicles necessary and decrease the support infrastructures like electrical power generation for regenerating battery power and natural gas distribution all concentrating on vehicle parking facilities and the needs of the users for all fuel formats. A Monorail System makes it easier to start the motivation in transportation matters which then have specific land development areas designated for future building and use such as for modern agriculture and scientific farming.

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