The Chamber of Deputies approved, last Wednesday (9), the bill that reformulates the policy of quotas in federal universities. The text still needs to go through analysis in the Senate.
The project establishes a new mechanism for filling vacancies, allowing quota students to compete for general vacancies, and reduces the maximum per capita family income from 1.5 to a minimum wage for students to enter universities through quotas.
For Daiane Araújo, vice-president of the National Union of Students (UNE), the approval of the project guarantees a leap in quality in public policy.
“We were very happy to receive the result of the vote last Wednesday. In addition to expanding competition to ensure that vacancies are fully filled, the advance we have is the inclusion of quilombola students and also the policy of quotas for the post-graduation”, celebrated
She participated live in Central do Brasil this Friday (11) and analyzed general aspects of the project and mobilization of the student movement throughout this week against the New High School.
Daiane also evaluated that the approved project that reformulates the quota law brought a crucial element for the quality of education, which is the provision of public policies to guarantee the permanence of students in higher education.
“It’s no use filling the universities if we don’t have the conditions for these people to be able to stay in the university, if they develop academically”, he pointed out.
The text approved in the Chamber of Deputies replaces the rapporteur, deputy Dandara (PT-MG). In an interview with Agência Câmara, she told the relevance of the Quota Law in her personal experience and how it guaranteed diversity in higher education
“I am the result of the quota policy, I am very proud of having been a quota holder in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. If it weren’t for the Quota Law, I wouldn’t be here”, celebrated the parliamentarian.
The complete interview with Daiane Araújo, from UNE, is available on YouTube in Brasil de Fato.
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The Central do Brasil program is a production of Brasil de Fato. It is aired from Monday to Friday, live, always at 1pm, on Rede TVT and partner broadcasters throughout the country.
Editing: Thalita Pires