UNESCO recognizes regional diplomas and academic grades.

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 24-08-2019.

ORANJESTAD - The Minister of Education, Mr. Rudy Lampe, has recently attended a UNESCO meeting in Argentina.

During this meeting in Argentina, an agreement was reached that would acknowledge the diplomas and academic grades within the Latin American and Caribbean region.

This agreement is very important for Aruba since it will boost HAVO or VWO students to pursue higher education in the region.

The last held meeting to discuss topics like superior education for Latin America and the Caribbean was back in 1974. This agreement still has to be ratified by the Kingdom’s Government since they are responsible for International affairs. Once this agreement becomes valid, it will be applied to Aruba as well.

The meeting in Argentina historic considering Aruba’s initiative to explicitly mention the UNESCO associated countries in the final agreement.

Currently, they only refer to the member state, namely the Kingdom of the Netherlands or The Netherlands, and do not include the associated members like Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten.   In the final document, the associated members and their contributions are included

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