Posted On 16 Apr 2014
The Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa; the Minister of Education, Augusto Espinosa, and other officials toured the facilities of the National University of Education (UNAE) yesterday and offered to increase the number of students and researchers, in order to complete its infrastructure.
On March 31, the UNAE started the leveling period with 20 students enrolled. Espinosa admitted that the low number of students was due to the lack of authorization on his part to develop a promotional campaign, but stated that next year there will be more than 600 students.
He said that the institution had already 80 teachers with PhD degrees, who had been selected from a total of 10,000 applications.
Correa pledged to sign agreements with universities such as the Catholic of Louvain, in Belgium; the Complutense University of Madrid and the Barcelona University, in Spain; and other `prestigious universities` to hire professors, researchers and authorities.