The Minister of Education of the Nation, Jaime Perczyk met today with the Secretary General of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), Mariano Jabonero and the deputy, Andrés Delich, to reinforce the actions of cooperation with that body related to basic education and professional training.
We reviewed the cooperation actions that we have with the OEI, fundamentally linked to the implementation of one more hour of class per day in primary schools and joint work for the professional training of young people and workers”, explained Perczyk, who chairs the Board of Directors of that organism.
He specified that they also evaluated Argentina’s participation in a congress organized by the OEI and to be held at the end of June in Portugal, in which the experiences of countries that implemented more class hours in basic education will be analyzed.
“Argentina is going to expose in this international arena the importance and relevance of having incorporated more class hours in public primary schools throughout the country and share that experience with those of other countries,” he specified.
The One More Hour of Class per Day Program was promoted by the Ministry of Education so that all public primary schools in the country have at least 25 hours of class per week.
The hour more per day, which implies 38 more days of class per year, is intended to reinforce the learning of Language and Mathematics.
The meeting was held in Spain, where the Minister of Education participated in the II Academic and Knowledge Summit of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC) and the V International Meeting of Universia Rectors in which the Spanish President Pedro Sanchez.
Within the framework of his visit to that country, Perczyk also held a meeting with the Minister of Universities of Spain, Joan Subirats, to expedite the recognition of Argentine degrees in that country and they agreed to work on the creation of an Argentine-Spanish University Center for jointly finance research in key areas for both countries and for undergraduate and postgraduate training.
The Executive Adviser of the Ministry of Education of the Nation, Mario Caputo, also participated in the meeting with the OEI.