The Minister of Education, Milton Ribeiro, said during a press conference last Sunday night (21) that he considers the Enem (National High School Exam) a success. The minister highlighted the abstention percentage that would be similar to other editions of the Exam.
First, the minister spoke of 24.5% abstention, later corrected by the president of INEP (National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira), Danilo Dupas, to 26% (74% presence).
According to Ribeiro, the lower number of subscribers in relation to previous years is not the most important fact, but the percentage of attendance. “A number very close to the last Enem [antes da pandemia]. Showing that the most important thing is not the number of entries, but who is going to take the test”, he said.
“Although we had a much smaller number of subscribers, some claiming [falta de] security, the MEC will never shy away from providing all the conditions for the return of classes to be possible. On the contrary, I made a statement on national television asking for the return to classes”.
The minister also commented on President Jair Bolsonaro’s phrase, when he said that the Exam would have “the face of the government”. “There was no interference. I reaffirm that it really has the face of the government, seriousness, transparency, academic matters, no diversion of resources, no leaks, this is the face of our government, seriousness and professionalism.”
Ribeiro went on to say that “I would never allow it, and I challenge anyone to say that I entered or had interference in setting up the race. When I see parliamentarians file suits, as they did, to prevent the realization of the Enem, I get more and more indignant with these people who do not have the slightest regard for millions of students who have prepared.”
According to him, there was not and will not be interference in the assembly of the test by any government, and that “the entire narrative of the media and the opposition, of a possible interference in the test, was out of place”.
“We had a safe Enem, no significant complications”.
Reference: CNN Brasil