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The Universities in Brazil are Jair Bolsonaro’s new enemy

Bipin Dimri May 22, 2019

On the 1st of January, the former captain of the Brazilian army who is also the most unsuccessful politician in the country, Jair Bolsonaro took control of Brazil’s presidency. Both of them has so far won the most polarized election that the countries have ever witnessed since its existence.

Before coming into power, the main promise the Bolsonaro made to the people of Brazil was to fight crime and corruption. The rate of crime and corruption is around 32.4 homicides per 100,000 residents in the year 2017. Even the president was stabbed at one of his rallies given that thousands of supporters surrounded him. The entirety of the campaign was that he was positioned against the leftists. By the looks of it, the leftists were the political group who reigned over the country from 2003 to 2016.

Before Jair Bolsonaro came into power, Education was not the central most subject during his campaign. The plan of Bolsonaro government promoted the importance of Education of children irrespective of the indoctrination. “Without indoctrination” was a direct target to the “Marxist ideology” of the first task of education minister “Ricardo Velez Rodriguez.”

At the beginning of the term, the president said that bringing a better quality of Education is his government’s top priority. The president then revealed that the budget cuts to the national universities, and this provoked a massive protest by students and teachers against the government that has been newly elected.

The country has a lower level of indexes when it comes to secondary schooling as compared to the neighboring countries such as Chile and Argentina. Moreover, the budget cut announcements were received with fear from the educational community of the country as in the last four year, and the invested amount fell to 54%. There are only a few institutions in Brazil that can work until October 2019 and then “no funding” will make things tough for the educators and students.


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