20/04/2016 - Over the past two decades the Colombian education system has undergone a fundamental transformation. A new OECD report, Education in Colombia, analyses the progress made and the challenges ahead to improve quality and equity in order for the country to reach its goal of being the “most educated” country in Latin America by 2025.
OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher, together with Colombia’s Minister of Education, Gina Parody, will present the report’s findings at a news conference at 09.30 local time/16.30 Paris time on Thursday 21 April at the Hotel Dann Carlton of Barranquilla (Cl. 98 #52B-10). Journalists are also invited to attend the full seminar taking place that day, starting at 08.30 local time. Journalists are also invited to attend the full seminar taking place that day, starting at 08.30 local time. No prior accreditation is required. The news conference will be broadcasted live here: www.mineducacion.gov.co.
The report will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at http://www.oecd.org/education/education-in-colombia-9789264250604-en.htm from 09.30 local time. You are invited to include this Internet link in published reports.
Requests to receive advance copies of Education in Colombia under embargo, ahead of release time, or to obtain a password to access the website, should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.