Ministerio de Educación de la Nación
The Ministerio de Educación de la Nación (Ministry of National Education) in Argentina.
After independence, Argentina constructed a national public education system in comparison to other nations, placing the country high up in the global rankings of literacy. Today the country has a literacy rate of 97%, and three in eight adults over age 20 have completed secondary school studies or higher.
Education in Argentina is a responsibility shared by the national government, the provinces and federal district and private institutions, though basic guidelines have historically been set by the Ministry of Education.
Under the ministry, the Dirección Nacional de Gestión Universitaria (National Bureau of University Management) is responsible for the following actions:
- Coordinate the process of creation, modification and deletion of Private Universities Academic units or less, and the licensing procedures and curriculum in connection with the CONEAU which is the Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria (National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation)).
- Understanding the regulation, monitoring and control of the processes of creation, modification and deletion of Private Universities Academic Units or less and in processing the update curricula in connection with the CONEAU.
- Provide technical assistance in their areas of responsibility to the institutions that require it.
- Develop proposals for minimum hourly charges, core curriculum and standards of professional practice intensity in the careers concerned.
- Propose criteria for national validity of academic degrees and titles and understood in its application.
- To perform the duties attached to the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Universities.
Its national director is Mr. Jorge STEIM.
The ministry's web site is at http://www.me.gov.ar/spu/dngu/ (Official web site, Spanish)