Why insist on making students learn French instead of applying the resources invested in teaching this language to other languages that are more in demand by the market such as English, Portuguese, German or Mandarin?
The design of school and college curriculums is supposed to be primarily based on the objectives of the political social project being promoted by the government, which should prioritise preparing students for incorporation into the national economy, complemented by cultural elements which should cover the ENTIRE population of the country.
President Chinchilla introduced the "Digital Social Agreement", which promises broadband "solidarity", connectivity and digital technologies for education and the strengthening of the Digital Government.
The plan will be financed with funds from FONATEL, which has recently been enlarged by payments made for frequency rights by new cell phone companies entering the market.
In Costa Rica, institutions are promoting banking and financial education to increase use of services.
Buying and selling shares in the markets and learning about what goes on in a bank are some of the activities that can be done online thanks to the efforts of organizations like the National Stock Exchange and the Superintendency of Securities.
These two institutions and the Costa Rican Chamber of banks are promoting financial education in the country through interactive programs that can be accessed on the internet.
Laura Chinchilla will head an administration that will continue Oscar Arias’ work, although with differences due to her distinct personality.
An inspection of her cabinet leaves no doubt that Chinchilla will assume continuity policies. Some of its ministers belonged to Arias’. Others served with Figueres Olsen in 1994-1998, and many are very close to her.
The Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC, University of San Carlos of Guatemala) was one of the earliest universities to be founded in the Americas. It was decreed a university on January 31, 1676 by royal command of King Charles II of Spain. It had previously been known as the Escuela de Santo Tomás (School of Saint Thomas), founded in 1562 by the priest Francisco Marroquín. The University finally gained international acceptance by Official Decree from Pope Innocent XI, on June 18, 1687.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (502) 6631 8316
Latin America's first multinational integrated infocommunication services provider has invested $2.2 million in the development of its corporate presence in the Colombian market. The amount invested will increase to $5.2 million in...
The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, founded in Costa Rica in 1994, is an “open multiple space”. To comply with this ambitious idea, we define and promote, in a permanent way, the most recent tendencies and dynamics in the world of contemporary art and design throughout the Central American region, thus reinforcing their links within the Latin American and International context.
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Phone: (506) 2257 7202