The Ministry of Education in Peru (Minedu) will invest more than S/.181 million (about US$58.4 million) to provide high school libraries across the country with a vast rage of textbooks, government spokespersons announced.
“This is the first time after seven years that Minedu invests in the purchase of books to improve the learning process of high school students,” Director of Regular Basic Education Cecilia Ramirez mentioned.
“We have already set libraries up at some high schools. They are being equipped with encyclopedias, dictionaries, as well as literature and science books. This year we seek to reach all public high schools across the country, of which there are more than 7,000,” she told Adina news agency.
Ramirez continued to say that Minedu also plans to install libraries in public pre-schools and primary schools.
“These books encompass children's literature and fairy tales, and will be delivered to each classroom,” she stated.
This is necessary because “specialized reading is required throughout their time at school.”