Ministry of Education (Brazil)

Ministry of Education
Ministry overview
Formed 14 November 1930
Headquarters Brasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budget R$ 101,3 billion (2015)[1]
Minister responsible
  • Mendonça Filho

The Ministry of Education (Portuguese: Ministério da Educação), MEC, is a Brazilian government ministry.

The functions of this ministry is to elaborate a national education policy in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, higher education, youth and adult education, among other teachings (professional, special and distance education) Taking their proper decisions so that these are met.[2]

The acronym MEC used to refer to Ministério da Educação e Cultura, Portuguese for Ministry of Education and Culture. However, in 1985 the Ministry was split in two: Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture.

See also


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Senado federal. p. 21. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. MEC - Faculdades autorizadas

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