Your bookmarked countries have an update since your last login. View Bookmarks x

The mass resignation at agency behind Brazil's national university entry exam

May 04, 2022

Original Article: https://brazilian.report/liveblog/2021/11/08/enem-jeopardy-resignations/

The original article requires translation.

A total of 29 officials have resigned from the Brazilian educational studies institute Inep just two weeks before Brazil’s national university entrance exam Enem is set to take place. Two of the institute’s executives resigned on Friday, and a group of 27 civil servants followed suit in a collective request published on Monday.

The disgruntled group complains about the “lack of command” in planning the massive nationwide exam, which is the main entrance yardstick used by Brazil’s public universities. They claim the current government created an “atmosphere of insecurity and fear” in Inep, stressing that their decision to resign was not political. A union of Inep employees accuses the institute’s top brass of moral harassment.

The en masse resignations jeopardize this year’s Enem exam, scheduled to take place on November 21 and 28.

The exam had already been hit by the Education Ministry’s decision to cut exemptions on fees for those who missed last year’s test, controversially held during the peak of the pandemic in Brazil. Last year, the exam had a record number of 5.8 million abstentions.

The move resulted in the lowest number of applicants in 14 years, a 52-percent decrease in black applicants, and a 31-percent decrease in applicants from public high schools.

BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION. JOIN OUR LISTSERV. Subscribe

Upcoming AACRAO Events

On-Demand Learning

Self-Paced | Online

Self-paced courses aligned with our competency and proficiency framework, AACRAO's on-demand training will build your skills and enhance your resume. 

Courses in:

  • Compliance
  • FERPA
  • International
  • and more

Learn More

SEM_2020_1440x400 update

The International Institute

Rescheduled for Early October 2021 | Virtual Event

Replacing the Summer and Winter Institutes, the AACRAO International Institute covers promising practices for the evaluation of international credentials that combines AACRAO’s On-Demand International Series with five, two-hour, virtual instructor-led training sessions.

Learn More
240047_AACRAO_1440x400_LandingPg