26,379 teachers will be reclassified, said the Minister of Economy

The Minister of Education, Augusto Espinosa, submitted yesterday the results of the reclassification of teachers in the public sector. In the first year, there were 26,379 who upgraded the teacher´s scale. Until 2013, there were 102,000 qualified teachers eligible to apply for...

Education Minister warns to punish students who participate in union march

A day before the march that several union groups have announced for September 17, the Minister of Education Augusto Espinoza warned with sanctions those students who participate in that concentration. Through a press conference, he said that during school hours, education...

English will be obligatory from 2nd year in 2016

According to the Ministerial agreement number 041-14, the teaching of English is mandatory from the second year of basic general education until third year of high school, since the school year 2016-2017 for the andean region educational cycle and 2017-2018 for the coast cycle....

Ecuadorian University seeks foreign teachers

The Ecuadorian government initiated an international campaign to seek, in Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Brazil, specialized teachers in educational research and teaching. Additionally, it will need around 5000 mentors (teachers guides) to become part of the new National University...

Tension and anger because teachers’ retesting

The Ministry of Education will evaluate teachers, after the results of the last assessment conducted in November and December 2012, are considered atypical and suspicious. “Qualifications significantly higher than the rest of the country,” some “about the level...
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97 Schools Postponed Classes in the Coast of Ecuador

In some cases, students and parents went to schools and found out that the institutions were still occupied as shelters, however they did an opening program, they sang the National Anthem and heard speeches, then students had to return home. In other places it was impossible to...