Prioritizing College Education, Nation's Universities Boosting Enrollment
Circe Vargon and Victor Mayen - The News
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December 27, 2013

The Public Education Secretariat (SEP) said in a Wednesday press release that the number of spaces in Mexico’s public universities has increased during the 2013-14 school year, offering an additional 41,406 spaces through the Emerging Enrollment Program for Higher Education.

The press release also said that it is prioritizing college educations for young people from indigenous communities through an evaluation of the Intercultural Universities system, which are designed to address the educational needs of Mexico’s indigenous population.

These universities have an enrollment of 11,600 students — over half of whom speak an indigenous language — and offer 56 majors, 11 master’s degrees and one doctorate.

The SEP also said that it has established an agreement with the French government to promote student exchanges between the universities of both countries, which it claimed will help modernize Mexico’s economy.

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