'Historic step' to improve public education

The Peruvian government has taken a “historic step” by increasing investment in the public higher education sector, with a view to building a developed nation that depends less on raw materials, President Ollanta Humala Tasso said last week, reports Andina.

"The government's decision to make the country less reliant on its exports and raw materials and, instead, to use the intelligence and innovative capabilities of our citizens should be seen as a national objective," Humala said during the launch of an ambitious project aimed at improving the quality of education in local universities and technical institutes.

The PEN148 million (US$53.2 million) Public Investment Project for Higher Education Quality Improvement is being funded by the government and the World Bank. It will help dozens of Peruvian higher education institutions manage their accreditation process and access information relevant to continual quality improvement.
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