Government works for educational quality and rules out privatizing education in Bolivia – El País

The Minister of Education, Edgar Pary, ruled out Tuesday night privatizing education in Bolivia, after statements made by political actors about the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and stated that the Government is working to improve the educational quality with incentive policies and technical and inclusive training.

“Bolivia never entered the PISA evaluation, nor in the neoliberal era, they are erroneous versions that some political actors and opinion leaders have been expressing; we are very sorry that they take it from a political point of view. We work in a line of inclusive and technical education that responds to the needs of our country,” he said in an interview with Bolivia Tv.

He stressed that the national government has no plans to apply the PISA model to measure educational quality, since the standardized measures used by that system are not applied in the national context.

He pointed out that among the measures taken to continue strengthening education in the country, is giving continuity to the Bono Juancito Pinto, promoting the Scientific Olympics, incentives for outstanding high school graduates, among others.

“For us, there is no privatization measure in our country, it would be lapidary, and even more so when we have a regulation elaborated by all the actors of our society, because the Educational Law 070 is the product of a pedagogical congress and today it is in force, and the we are going to continue working and deepening this topic”, he remarked.

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