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Bolivia offers scholarships for the teaching of exact sciences

La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivia Bicentennial High Performance Scholarships for the training of teachers specialized in biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics constitute a concrete step in favor of the teaching of exact sciences.

The program is convened by the Ministry of Education through its Specialized Continuing Training Unit (UNESCO).

“We have to look for spaces to improve educational quality. The advances in technology force us to look at a permanent transformation, which is why these scholarships in different specialties are important,” said the Minister of Education, Omar Veliz, who added that the scholarships cover the amount of tuition, materials of study, transportation, accommodation, food, textbooks, required clothing, laboratory supplies, and certifications.

, for his part, declared that “continuous training is the fundamental element to provide better educational quality, and that the scholarships have the objective of strengthening the capacities and abilities of teachers.”

The Vice Minister of Higher Education for Vocational Training, José Luis Gutiérrez, informed that 100 scholarships will be awarded throughout the country, and those interested must register online, present their experience, submit to an interview, and wait for the publication of the selected scholarship recipients, a result that will be announced in next June.

“(…) We want to give it a different perspective, education is no longer a bureaucratic issue, but rather education has to become a central axis that allows us to precisely achieve the development of each of the populations in the country,” said President Luis Arce, who expressed in February of this year that this is a decisive moment for Bolivian education, in which the foundations for quality education are intended to be established.

Arce stated that the national government works to create the appropriate infrastructure so that children and young people can receive theoretical and practical classes, in laboratories of physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences.