Unesco: Venezuela shows high schooling rates
Venezuela shows schooling rates of about 100 percent. This is a proof that almost all the population is going to school (...) Therefore, we believe that thanks to the initiatives to fight inequality in education, Venezuela will achieve that goal in 2015," said Edouard Matoko, Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office in Quito and representative of the organization for Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. On Wednesday, the top official participated, along with Venezuela's Higher Education Minister, Luis Acuña, in a forum organized to launch the 2008 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, which was held on the premises of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), according to a press release of the Ministry of Education. Later, Matoko stressed that Venezuela is considered as one of the countries with the highest rate of schooling and inclusion in Latin America. The representative of UNESCO believes that after making an estimate of the progress made in the educational sector by the Venezuelan government, as well as the fight against inequality in schools and of the programs to include the poorest sectors of the population, it is safe to say that Venezuela will meet the educational target of providing education for all, without discrimination. Minister Acuña recalled that the Venezuelan government has established a new national admission system to higher education, aimed at securing the inclusion of all men and women to the education system.