MinEduc opened registration for virtual baccalaureate
The State Portfolio presented this type of studies for the laggards of the system. On March 31registration will end. Ruth Vásquez studied until the third grade of school. She interrupted her education to work in the Guayaquil markets and as a paid house worker.
Today she is 49 years old and wishes to resume the training that she left unfinished. “Four years ago I think about it. I would like to graduate and enter the university to train in interior design or gastronomy. “The woman, who works in the cleaning area of a company, recognizes that the lack of time has prevented her from enrolling in unfinished school-based programs.
For this type of case, the Ministry of Education (MinEduc) presented in the first week of February the modality of virtual baccalaureate as part of the program All ABC, Literacy, Basic Education and Baccalaureate “Monseñor Leonidas Proaño”.
Registrations will be open until March 31 in the districts or infocenters. The undersecretary of education of Zone 8, Érika Laínez, explains that applicants must meet four requirements: be 18 or more years of age, the identification document, educational backwardness of three or more years of age (inside or outside the educational system) and have passed the tenth year of basic general education.
Lainez adds that otherwise they can go to the district to request a placement test. With this modality, the State Portfolio seeks that people who want to prepare do so didactically: from the comfort of their home or in infocenters that will be enabled for people without Internet. In the country there are 854 of these community spaces in 729 parishes.
In Guayas they are located in El Empalme, Salitre, Pedro Carbo, Milagro and Guayaquil. In the case of Ruth, she has internet in her home and computer. According to Lainez, the first promotion of virtual high school graduates will be between 15 and 30 months. This will depend on your dedication. For each course they will take two assessments. They will also take the exam to graduate and apply to the Universities. (I)