1. Professional Teaching Service and Evaluation

To meet the educational demand of the 2014-2015 school year, through the Professional Teaching Service, 33,180 day positions and 120,000 hour positions were awarded following an admissions competition, while elementary school teachers and principals were promoted. Teachers also underwent a Performance Evaluation.

Teachers at the chalkface must be properly trained and their training will be permanently updated throughout their teaching careers.

2. National Education Infrastructure Certificates

Between 2015 and 2018, the 100 Per Cent Schools Program and the National Educational Infrastructure Certificates will benefit more than 5 million students in elementary, middle and higher education by improving the infrastructure of over 33,000 schools across the country.

Additional resources will be able to be obtained through participation in the Mexican Stock Exchange. It will be possible to purchase educational bonds, worth an additional 50 billion pesos, through National Educational Infrastructure Certificates (CIEN).

3. Full-Time Schools Program

At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, the number of full-time schools has increased almost 3.5 times, from 6,708 to 23,182, for the benefit of three and a half million students.

Under this educational model, the school day is extended from four to six hours and may last up to eight hours. Students will therefore be able to acquire new skills such as speaking another language, English or playing an instrument, or engage in cultural or sports activities.

4. Digital Inclusion and Literacy Program

Since the start of this administration, over two million tablets have been distributed to fifth grade students and teachers in 15 states of the countrythrough the Digital Inclusion and Literacy Program.

5. Scholarship Program

To ensure quality education with inclusion and equity, scholarship programs have increased by 13% from 6.9 million grants in the 2012-2013 school year to 7.8 million in the 2014-2015 school year.

6. Decent Schools

In order to provide quality education, it is essential to modernize school infrastructure and equipment, especially in areas with the greatest marginalization in the most isolated parts of the country. As a result of this program, more and more schools will be equipped with basic services for teaching.

7. Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture, a new Mexican State institution, was created to project the greatness of Mexico’s heritage and talent.

Its mission will be to provide effective public support for creators, promote art and culture, protect our heritage,  safeguard our plurality and bring artistic activities to children and youth.