Education in Central America: What are we waiting for?
Central America is waking up to the reality that it can no longer continue to dodge the need to invest in education. Illiteracy and educational poverty are some of the punishments for population of an economy that is based on knowledge.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Craig Barrett, president of Intel, said at the the First Innovation Congress of the Digital Government that was held in the city of San Jose "that a successful country is one that has intelligent people because it constantly invests in education improvement (...) brilliant people and ideas attract more companies to the country, and an intelligent government guarantees conditions that are ideal for companies to invest in its workers and territory."
“In 2006, Finnish students scored the highest average in science and reading among developed countries”.
The Global Skills Shortage Survey 2011 by Manpower reveals that employers are finding it increasingly difficulty to fill jobs with qualified personnel.
In Guatemala an Economic Culture Survey found that nearly 6 in 10 people do not know what interest rate is.
An agreement between the CABEI and the Central American Technological University will give students access to loans with which to finance up to 100% of the cost of their studies.
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