Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has ratified the newly appointed Minister of Education Carlos Alberto Decotelli, who had been honored for alleged plagiarism in his doctoral thesis in the past few hours, and included incorrect information on his resume.
In the light of these revelations, Decotelli has recognized that although he may have been “distracted,” he used several excerpts from a report by the Securities Commission during his dissertation for the Getulio Vargas Foundation, but taking into account the percentage of quotes allowed that varies declared, according to the company.
“We read a lot in Masters and my dissertation was based on my background,” said Decotelli, who pointed out that writing “everything you read” requires “mental discipline” to correct and quote what is written down.
“You mention you record, you reflect … Is it possible to be distracted? Yes. Today there are mechanisms to check whether there was an inconsistency or not, but no at the time. There was no plagiarism Plagiarism is when you copy and paste, “he said. .