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  • The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, gives a speech in the Miraflores Palace. (AVN)

    The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, gives a speech in the Miraflores Palace. (AVN) | Photo: AVN

Published 20 November 2014

Maduro announced an increase in scholarships to high school students from 95,000 to 200,000.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday a series of measures that aim to strengthen education and development.

The measures are part of the government's plan to restructure the educational system with the Robert Serra Mission, which was created to honor the young lawmaker who was murdered last month.

Maduro announced an increase in scholarships to high school students passing from 95,000 to 200,000 this 2014-2015 school year.

The government has allocated about US$1.4 billion to Robert Serra Mission Program, said Maduro before thousands of students and representatives of the National Federation of High School Students.

The federation “was created to honor (former president) Hugo Chavez, who gave everything for you, who gave everything for the youth to have a guaranteed right to education,” said Maduro.

The National Federation of High School Students aims to guarantee quality education, strengthen the role of teachers, promote a school climate of coexistence, and create a system of student protection.

Since Hugo Chavez took office in 1999, Venezuela has made education one of the keystones of the Bolivarian revolution, and now, under the mandate of Maduro, the government continues to invest in a better education.

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