125 Ecuadorian Public Schools Will Incorporate The International Baccalaureate (IB)

125 Ecuadorian Public Schools Will Incorporate The International Baccalaureate (IB)
Featured News, Local Politics, National | Saturday, January 07, 2012

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Foundation grants the baccalaureate of global validity, since its creation in 1968. This system is present in 141 countries with 3312 schools in the world and 324 in Latin America. 1302 schools in U.S., 310 in Canada and 55 in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa informed in his Saturday TV Broadcast.

These 55 schools (of which 20 are public) with IB are in Esmeraldas, Tena, San Gabriel, Azogues, Machala, Guayaquil and other cities.The President also noted that 20 of these schools are public.

Schools require a unified baccalaureate, like the one recently implemented in the country, to be eligible for IB. The President emphasized that the success of the program is not just that the schools are registered, but that students are able to pass the exams to get their IB.

In the first evaluation in Ecuador, only 16% of students earned the IB, in the second evaluation 32% approved, while worldwide, 71% of students pass the exams.

“We have made progress but much remains to be done. It’s a great challenge for the country,” Correa said.

Source: Ecuador Times
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