An event in Huánuco was held a few days ago by the Ministry of Education with Peru’s President Ollanta Humala in attendance. The event saw members of the country’s high performing schools network (COAR) presented with IB certifications. This meant that 13 new schools are now authorized IB World Schools.
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IB stands for International Baccalaureate and is a non-profit educational foundation offering programs that are recognized internationally. With the addition of the schools mention before the total of IB registered schools in Peru now stands at 40.
Students that participate in an IB program will receive 60 hours of classes per week, 10 of which will be in English with the aims of allowing students to speak English fluently as a second language. Students will study on a residential basis with ongoing social and emotional support has been guaranteed by the organization.
This new boarding school system is set to provide high class education where food and accommodation will be paid for by the State. Not all students will participate in the program but a stringent selection processes was implemented Ministry of Education choosing students who perform well.
President Ollanta Humala said, “Through education, we have made progress in life. We want to do the same for all of Peru’s boys and girls.”