Agreement between MEC and Fundação BB will bring internet to public schools

Agreement will benefit 500 educational institutions with low

Published in 14/12/2021 - 17:31 By Agência Brasil - Brasília

The Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Banco do Brasil Foundation signed today (14) a technical cooperation agreement to bring the Internet to public schools in the country. Through the agreement, around 500 schools with low levels of connectivity and student gaps will be covered.

According to the MEC, teachers from the schools chosen by the project will be able to access the AVAMEC platform, which brings together several online courses, and improve the quality of teaching, through classes on digital technologies in the educational process and training focused on the process of literacy.

According to the president of Fundação Banco do Brasil, Eveline Veloso Susin, the organization believes that structural changes in education will take place based on the social inclusion of citizens.

"The agreement with the MEC establishes a set of training actions for teachers and managers of 500 public schools located in regions with low or no connectivity in all regions of the country and that present high rates of age-grade distortion," he said.

The executive secretary of the MEC, Victor Godoy, stated that the agreement is an important step to help teachers and educational managers to have access to training content to improve the quality of education offered to students.

"That together, we can offer these trainings available on our digital platform AVAMEC and integrate, expanding connectivity in public schools and reducing the digital divide that still exists at high levels in our country," he said.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Nádia Franco

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