• He thanked him for assuming the responsibility of consolidating the most important transformation promoted by this government: Education Reform
  • In a press statement earlier today, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that he accepted the resignation of Aurelio Nuño Mayer as Secretary of Public Education. He also announced his decision to appoint Otto Granados Roldán Secretary of Public Education.

The president noted that Aurelio Nuño, “Assumed the responsibility of consolidating the most important transformation promoted by this government: Education Reform”.

"With creativity and a capacity for coordination, he gave a new impetus to education policy by engaging in dialogue with the country’s teachers, who have demonstrated their ability to update their knowledge and confirm their teaching vocation and love for Mexico,” he said.

“In the wake of the devastation caused by the September earthquakes, Secretary Nuño and the Public Education Secretariat team worked tirelessly and methodically to resume classes and begin rebuilding damaged properties,” he said.

He thanked Aurelio Nuño for his service, “To the government,  our country and Mexico, and I wish him every success in his new projects”.

President Peña Nieto declared that the priorities of the new Secretary, Otto Granados, “Will include redoubling efforts to achieve the full implementation of the plans and programs of study of the new Educational Model for the 2018-2019 school year; continuing to improve teachers’ skills and to promote the professional teaching service; and continuing to improve the infrastructure, with emphasis on the reconstruction of the facilities damaged by the September earthquakes”.

“I am sure that, as a result of this great experience accumulated over the years on various fronts, he will place the best of himself, his experience, talent and ability, in the service of Mexico as Secretary of Public Education,” he said.

The full transcript of the president's address is given below:

“Media representatives:

Guests at this ceremony, particularly officials from the Secretariat of Public Education, whom I greet with respect and recognition.

Relatives of those who are here today accompanying me.

Good afternoon to all of you.

I have invited you here today to inform you that today I accepted Aurelio Nuño Mayer’s resignation from the position of Secretary of Public Education.

Aurelio Nuño joined my team in 2010, first in the government of the State of Mexico, and subsequently during my presidential campaign.

At the beginning of this government, as Head of the President’s Office, he coordinated the implementation of major cross-cutting public policies and decisively contributed to developing contents and above all, he formed part of the agreements made to combine the efforts of the government and the various political forces to implement the 13 structural reforms and reach the agreements that would lead to their passage.

Subsequently, as Public Education Secretary, Aurelio Nuño assumed the responsibility of consolidating the most important transformation promoted by this government: Education Reform

“With creativity and a capacity for coordination, he gave a new impetus to education policy by engaging in dialogue with the country’s teachers, who have demonstrated their ability to update their knowledge, and renew their teaching vocation and love for Mexico,” he said.

I would like to acknowledge your contribution to strengthening the training and evaluation of our teachers, as well as the improvement of school infrastructure, and to implementing the new education model designed to ensure that our children and young people, especially, learn to learn, and are better trained in order to be able to meet the challenges demanded by an increasingly competitive worlds, and an increasingly demanding labor market, hence the need to change the way we teach and the content we teach our children.

In the wake of the devastation caused by the September earthquakes, Secretary Nuño and the Public Education Secretariat team worked tirelessly and methodically to resume classes and begin rebuilding damaged properties.

He thanked Aurelio Nuño for his service, “To the government,  our country and Mexico, and I wish him every success in his new projects”.

Thank you very much, Aurelio, for your committed, institutional commitment, always thinking of Mexico.

Thank you.

You will be successful in your next endeavor.

Thank you.

With all my affection. Thank you.

To replace Nuño Mayer, I have decided to appoint Otto Granados Roldán as the new Secretary of Public Education.

Otto Granados holds a degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and studied political science at El Colegio de México.

Mr. Granados has had a long and distinguished career in public service, at both the federal and state levels.

Among other positions, he has been Senior Officer of the Secretariat of Programming and Budgets, General Director of Social Communication of the President’s Office, Mexican Ambassador  to Chile and governor of his home state, Aguascalientes.

Until today, he served as Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Coordination of the Secretariat of Public Education, where he promoted the implementation of Education Reform.

The priorities of the new Secretary, Otto Granados, “Will include redoubling efforts to achieve the full implementation of the plans and study programs of the new Education Model for the 2018-2019 school year; continuing to improve teachers’ skills and to promote the professional teaching service; and continuing to improve infrastructure, with emphasis on the reconstruction of the facilities damaged by the September earthquakes.

“I am sure that, as a result of this enormous experience accumulated over the years on various fronts, he will place the best of himself, his experience, talent and ability, at the service of Mexico as Secretary of Public Education.

Thank you very much for accepting this great responsibility, for the good of our Nation.

If you allow me, I will proceed to swear in the new Secretary of Public Education.

On the basis of the provisions of Articles 89, Second Section and Article 128 of the Constitution, I ask you:

Do you swear to obey and enforce the Mexican Political Constitution and the laws that emanate from it, and to discharge the duties with which you have been entrusted loyally and patriotically?

-SECRETARY OTTO GRANADOS ROLDÁN: Yes, I do.

-PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO: May that be so for the good of Mexico. I am sure that he will achieve positive results in the education of our country. Congratulations”.