The Minister of Education, Camilo Santana, announced that the bill that undoes part of the secondary education reform is ready, and said he hopes that the changes will be approved by Congress later this year so that schools can make adjustments at this stage in 2024 .
The minister confirmed, as the Sheet, that among the changes, there is the resumption of the workload of basic education subjects (regular ones, such as Portuguese and mathematics) to 2,400 hours — which had been reduced to 1,800. This was one of the main points of criticism from students and teachers.
According to Santana, the bill will be presented to President Lula (PT) as soon as he returns from his trip from the United States, and then forwarded to Congress, it also reduces the number of options for the deepening parts — the so-called itineraries.
The information was given by the minister this Tuesday (19) at the 7th International Congress of Education Journalism, held at Fecap, in São Paulo.
First, still on stage, the minister said that the changes would not be valid for next year, but, upon leaving the event, he stated that for students entering high school in 2024, it will be possible to make changes if the education networks and schools want.
Enem, according to him, will only have changes in 2025. “Our objective is to approve changes in secondary education this year [no Congresso] and, in 2024, discuss changes to the Enem for 2025”, said the minister.
He also promised an action to restore the learning of basic subjects for students who reach the 3rd year of high school in 2024, who are those who completed the entire stage in the current format. The minister did not give details about this proposal.
He also announced that there will be a scholarship program for economically vulnerable high school students, in order to reduce school dropouts, but stated that the amount has not yet been defined, as well as other details.
According to the minister, the changes in secondary education will alter the formulation of itineraries so that they are defined by rules established by the CNE (National Education Council).
In the current format, there are no limits to the number of itineraries and each education network and school can define which subjects they want to offer in this part of the curriculum, which has resulted in the most varied subjects.
“A big change will be in the itineraries, which we will call routes. They will be more restricted and defined by the CNE and MEC to strengthen common basic training subjects”, explained the minister.
In the case of technical education, the MEC responded to the request from Consed (National Council of Education Secretaries), the CNE (National Education Council) and Foncede (Forum of State Education Councils) so that the workload for basic training was of 2,100, and not 2,400, in order to enable the specific subjects necessary for this type of course.
The event began on Monday and, among other topics, discussed anti-racist education and attacks on schools.