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Perczyk ratified that “there is expansion of educational investment” before the Federal Council of Education

“The budget includes more resources for books, scholarships, computers, infrastructure works, for universities and to ensure that more elementary schools add one more hour of class per day,” he explained.
Before the Ministers of Education of the provinces, he stated that “in 2019 the education budget was 1.1% of the Gross Domestic Product and next year’s is 1.33%. This difference of 0.23% is equivalent to 2.5 times the Connect Equality Plan”.
He explained that of the budget of the Ministry of Education “50% is destined to the national universities that unanimously supported it” and specified that the “investment of more than 770 billion pesos allows to sustain salaries, guarantee its operation and make investments”.
During the session of the Federal Council, Perczyk also presented a report on the certification of the Progresar 2022 Scholarships that reveals that eight out of ten mandatory scholarship recipients seek to be the first generation to obtain a high school degree in their home and that the program reached this year the higher level of investment with 120 billion pesos.
The survey was presented today before the Federal Council of Education, which met at the Sarmiento Palace, based on the data collected on almost 1.4 million young people who receive the scholarship in its different lines.
Perczyk assured today that the national government “invests in scholarships so that each and every young person in the country has the right of access to education.”
The information was collected based on a survey that was carried out on students during the first semester of 2022 in the higher level scholarship lines, Progresar Trabajo, Nursing and compulsory level and its subline 16 and 17 years.
In the compulsory scholarship line, 79.4% of the students in the group of 16 and 17 years old have both parents without completing high school, 17.3% have one or only one of their parents with completed high school , and only 3.2% have at least one parent with a college degree.
The situation is very similar for scholarship holders in the group of 18 years or older. Of the latter, 76.1% have both parents without a high school degree, 21.2% have one of both with a high school degree, and only 2.7% have at least one of their parents with a high school degree. finished top.
He explained that the total number of scholarship recipients of the program in the first call 2022 reaches a total of 1,369,825 students throughout the country, of which 35% corresponds to the new line of Progresar 16 and 17 years.
The coverage rate is the highest since the program was implemented in 2014. After two years of growth in the number of fellows (2014-2015), the number of recipients fell steadily between 2016 and 2019, going from 809,752 to 571,445.
The evolution of the financing of the national State destined to Progresar reaches its highest level of investment in the year 2022 with $120,000 million.
The Compulsory scholarship line for young people aged 16 and 17 registers the highest proportion of scholarship recipients (35.2%) compared to the rest of the scholarship lines (22.1% university level, 17.8% Compulsory -over 18 years-, 14.5% at the tertiary level, 6.0% Nursing and 4.5% Progresar Trabajo).
Of the universe of fellows, more than half (51.5%) belong to the Central region, 19.2% to NOA, 15.4% NEA, 9.1% to Cuyo and 4.5% to Patagonia.
The analysis of the data revealed that for 51.8% of the students the main source of income is family contributions and only 19% that their main income is the scholarship.
Also, that almost 41.5% of the students allocate the scholarship money for work materials, notes and photocopies; 20.9% for transport expenses and 16.3 for internet.
63.2% of scholarship recipients have internet service at home and 29% connect with mobile data from their cell phones.
When choosing the communication channel to receive information about the scholarship, the scholarship recipients prefer WhatsApp and SMS in more than 90% and half responded that they learned about the program through the institution where they study.
The majority (64.71%) are female scholarship holders and this proportion increases even more at the higher level and in Vocational Training where there are almost 8 women for every 10 men and 83.4% of the scholarship holders do not have sons or daughters.

The Support Program for Argentine Students (Progresar) was created with the aim of generating new opportunities for social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations through integrated actions that allow their training and job placement.

The report was prepared by the Secretariat for Educational Cooperation and Priority Actions; the National Directorate of Scholarships and Educational Democratization and the Secretariat of Evaluation and Educational Information.
During the Council Session, the evolution of the Program for one more hour of class per day in primary schools was also presented; a survey of the Foreign Language Training and Certification Program, which already has 300,000 scholarship holders; The draft resolution of the reference frameworks for initial professional training and the formative evaluation platform was presented, among other topics.

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