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National Higher Education Program 2023-2024

National Higher Education Program 2023-2024-Mexico

SEP Informs Goals and Strategic Objectives of the National Higher Education Program 2023-2024

Mexico City, January 30, 2024 – The Undersecretary Luciano Concheiro Bórquez and the Chief of the Office of the Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Gisela Salinas Sánchez, led the proceedings of the 5th Ordinary Session of Escoepes.

 

National Higher Education Program 2023-2024. Image Credit: Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

 

The SEP recognizes the contributions of the Coepes in the development of Prones, Renoes, PAOES, and the Evaluation and Accreditation System, stated Gisela Salinas Sánchez. Xóchilt Carmona Bareño, the Subsecretary of Higher Education of Quintana Roo, was appointed as the new head of the Technical Secretariat of Escoepes.

 

 

National Higher Education Program 2023-2024. Image Credit: Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

 

To drive educational transformation and increase coverage based on the principles of equity, inclusion, and interculturality promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government, the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) presented the objectives of the National Higher Education Program (Prones) 2023-2024.

 

 

National Higher Education Program 2023-2024. Image Credit: Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

 

During the 5th Ordinary Session of the Space for Deliberation of State Commissions for Higher Education Planning or Equivalent Instances (Escoepes), Gisela Salinas Sánchez, Head of the SEP Office, acknowledged the contributions of the State Commissions for Higher Education Planning (Coepes) in constructing the Evaluation and Accreditation System, the National Registry of Options (Renoes), the Program for the Expansion of Educational Offerings (PAOES), and Prones 2023-2024, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) last December.

 

 

National Higher Education Program 2023-2024. Image Credit: Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

 

She called upon representatives of state commissions to promote coordinated and collective work among government levels, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and societal sectors to instill in students the sense of service to education and its contribution to the well-being of the population.

Salinas Sánchez added that these dialogues strengthen the efforts of institutions and allow the identification of common ground while learning from differences regarding the role of Higher Education in the economic and social development of the country.

Luciano Concheiro Bórquez, Undersecretary of Higher Education at SEP, highlighted that Prones promotes the integration of the National Higher Education System (SNES) and the coordination of its actors, norms, institutions, and processes.

He explained that Prones supports the social commitment of HEIs from a territorial perspective to contribute to the well-being and sustainable development of the country.

In the presence of representatives from Coepes across the country, he presented the five strategic goals of Prones to realize the human right to Higher Education:

 

  • Increase the gross enrollment rate.
  • Establish Coepes in all 32 federative entities.
  • Encourage HEIs to evaluate their substantive, managerial, and operational functions.
  • Enhance the collaboration of public HEIs with strategic projects.
  • Promote a new financing policy ensuring the purposes of education, mandatory provision, and gratuitousness of services.

 

Sandra Corona Padilla, the Technical Secretary of Escoepes and Director of Upper and Professional Middle Education at the Ministry of Public Education in the state of Tlaxcala, presented the progress report on the organization’s Agenda:

  • Installation of liaison, consultation, and social participation instances in 22 states and 10 in process.
  • Actions in 22 states for the analysis and dissemination of Prones.
  • 24 states established the Evaluation and Accreditation Commission through Coepes.
  • 29 states promote and disseminate Renoes through Coepes.
  • 21 states advanced in harmonizing state normative frameworks.
  • 22 states reported the installation of an Integral Improvement Committee.
  • 7 states developed the State Higher Education Program.
  • 15 states complied with the installation of the Common Space for Higher Education (Ecoes).
  • 17 states reported promotion.
  • 19 states reported the dissemination of the General Framework of Dual Education.
  • 15 states complied with promoting mixed education and PAOES.
  • 20 states participated in the 2023 linkage forums.

 

During the event, Xóchilt Carmona Bareño, the Subsecretary of Higher Education of Quintana Roo, was appointed as the new head of the Technical Secretariat of Escoepes, replacing Sandra Corona Padilla according to the current operating guidelines.

Also in attendance were Luis Armando González Placencia, the Executive Secretary of the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES); Lilian Krazov Appel, the Rector of the Open and Distance University of Mexico (UnADM); Héctor Javier Rayón Martínez, the Rector of the University Mexiquense del Bicentenario (UMB), and Juvenal Vargas Muñoz, the Director-General of Higher Education in the State of Mexico.

 


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