For the 34th anniversary of Tocantino, which is celebrated on October 5, a number of actions are planned in several areas of public interest. It would be no different in education. With the planned competition for more than 5 thousand places, works in progress and partnerships that will contribute to the formation of students in the national public network, Tocantins is moving towards strengthening the quality of education in the country.
The Executive Secretary of the State Secretary for Education (Seduc), Professor Edinho Fernandes, points out that the year 2022 marked a new time in the history of education in Tocantins. “We have carried out important educational works. We delivered five new ETIs [Escolas de Tempo Integral]which started several years ago and which has never been completed, as well as we have started new processes“, he emphasizes, noting that there is much more to come.
As is the case with the long-awaited public tender for teachers. The tender process is progressing and is currently in the phase of defining the company that will make the selection. Seduc predicts that more than 5,000 places will be available in Primary Education and that entry into the framework will take place in the first half of 2023.
For higher education, Unitins is preparing a public advertisement with 122 vacancies for the Araguatins, Augustinópolis, Dianópolis, Palmas and Paraíso do Tocantins campuses. This competition aims to compete for professors at the institution and is planned to be launched in December this year, with applications and tests starting in January 2023. Currently, the institution is also working on a survey to define the technical staff needs across the campus, and in preparation other public notices that should be launched in the first half of 2024.
Seduc counts a total of 87 delivered works, in performance and bidding, with a total investment of almost R$ 200 million. Highlighted for more than 70 indigenous schools that have priority works and are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2023, representing a total investment of R$ 8 million.
Another long-awaited project is the new campus of the State University of Tocantins (Unitins), based in Dianópolis, in the southeastern region of the state. Today, the institution works in a building ceded by the city, but with its own building, the number of enrolled students is expected to increase to 1,500 academics per year. The works project was presented in June of this year, with an initial investment of R$ 12 million and an anticipated delivery in 18 to 24 months.
Edinho Fernandes also points out that for 2023, the proposal is to transform education in Tocantins into technological educational training. “We started investing in educational technologies, which has not happened for more than 10 years, and next year we will go even further. We also have inclusive projects that will expand, as well as investments in more educational works.”emphasizes.
Partnerships and improvements
The partnership with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Tocantins (IFTO) is one of the ways to make education in the country more technological, and it was discussed through the National Service of Transport Learning (Senate) and the National Service of Industrial Apprenticeship (Senai). The goal is to offer technical and vocational courses for students of new secondary schools in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Administrative sectors of schools are waiting for 2,462 computers, in addition to funds that have already been committed. A total of 4,462 computers were purchased, of which 2,000 computers were delivered to Seduc’s administration and Regional Education Boards (DRE). This was the first step towards making 2023 the year of technology in education. For the next year, 7,449 computers are being purchased for teachers. For the needs of professional education, 735 chromebooks have already been acquired, and the process of acquiring chromebooks that the students will use in classes, twice a week, is underway.
Among the improvements already implemented in state education are the approval of the first curricular document of the territory of Tocantins – secondary school phase, published in the Official Gazette in June this year, an increase of 25% in equivalent value transferred to the town halls for Prijevoz schools, including enabling the direct and complete transfer of funds from the National School Transport Support Program (Pnate).
The state also increased by 71% the funds intended to subsidize school meals, from R$ 2.6 million to R$ 4.4 million per month. A total of 250 school units will be covered with 7,547 purchased air conditioners, to improve the learning experience of Tocantins students.
There is no progress in education if there is no respect for the server and if the state administration has tried to regulate all the financial problems it has with the class. Proof of this was the investment of R$ 101.8 million for the payment of the basic dates from 2015 to 2018, made in December 2021; payment of progressions from 2014 to 5,908 servers; payment of horizontal and vertical progression obligations for 23,723 civil servants, in the total amount of R$ 224.8 million.
“We invest in infrastructure, technology and in guaranteeing the rights of our servers. Investments that will directly affect the training of our participants. A pleasant space added to the work of motivated employees and the use of technologies that generate new learning opportunities”says the executive secretary of Seduc.