The authorities of the Ministry of Education and Culture appeared in the last few hours before the Budget and Treasury Commission of the Senate, which is studying Accountability.
“We are aimless. There is not, to date, after two and a half years of government, a National Plan for Science and Technology, in addition to the cutback of resources in the matter”, denounced Senator Sabini, after the meeting.
He questioned that the announced recovery is “totally insufficient, of the order of 0.006% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In other words, it is very far from what was invested in 2019, and very far from the announcement by President Luis Lacalle Pou to achieve the goal of 1% of GDP for science and technology.
He said that the Broad Front has a central discrepancy regarding the scholarship system. He criticized the creation of a system that enables the transfer of public resources to private education, which is “inconvenient” because private education has more resources, in addition to the tax exemptions established at the constitutional level.
“It seems to us that the needs of public education and, particularly, Teacher Training at the public level, mean that these resources should be allocated to the public sector and not to the private sector,” he said.