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Brazil is postponing selectivity and could be held up to two months after the planned date

May 21, 2020

The Brazilian Ministry of Education decided this Wednesday to postpone the National High School Exam (ENEM), which provides access to the country’s public universities scheduled between November 1 and November 8, although it is expected to do so a month or two later.

Anísio Teixeira’s National Institute for Education Studies and Research (INEP), an office affiliated with the Ministry of Education responsible for carrying out the test, said in a statement that the shift was due to “society’s needs” and the “demonstrations.” the legislature due to the impact of the pandemic “.

His postponement had been approved on Tuesday by the Brazilian Senate with 75 votes and only one vote against that of Rio de Janeiro’s Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, son of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, after having previously passed Congress that the government had suspended due to the Classroom instruction was forced to postpone the exam due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil is postponing selectivity and could be held up to two months after the planned date
Brazil is postponing selectivity and could be held up to two months after the planned date

For his part, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub asked to listen to the more than four million enrolled students to choose a new date for the exam.