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500 schools for poor rural areas in Peru

500 schools for poor rural areas in Peru
December 01
11:18 2011

JUNÍN – The head of Peru’s Education Infrastructure Office (OINFE), Iván La Rosa, announced the construction of 500 education institutes in areas considered to be amongst the poorest in the country.

The announcement came after La Rosa met with Junín’s Parliamentary Group, reports El Peruano.

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Large investments will be made to build and improve schools in Peru's poorest rural areas. Photo: SXC.hu.

The initiative is part of the government’s social inclusion agenda, and over S./700 million will be invested to build schools in the rural areas located in the mountains and in the jungle regions of the country.

Feasibility studies are at an advanced phase according to La Rosa, and the first schools are scheduled to commence construction in January next year.

200 emblematic schools in the country will also be rebuilt, remodeled and updated with new equipment.

Ministry of Education representative, Jorge Renfigo, said that a national infrastructure census will be conducted in 2012. The census will summarize information on the situation of the 45 thousand education institutions in the country.

The objective is to not only improve the institutions’ infrastructure, but to develop education itself but to provide access to education to all students, education materials and to improve physical education programs.

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