City of Knowledge will be the headquarters of the Panama Academy for the Future
With the signing of the cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Education and the City of Knowledge Foundation, the Panama Academy for the Future presidential project is launched, which is aimed at young people with good academic performance from official educational centers.
The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen was an honorary witness of the signing of the agreement made by the Minister of Education, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos and the president of the Board of Trustees of the City of Knowledge, Juan David Morgan.
Young people will be selected through a competitive and transparent process, through public calls in all educational regions of the country.
The presidential program will have its headquarters at the City of Knowledge, where young people will be able to use the campus, as well as the facilities, which include dormitories and common areas.
The academy, of an experimental nature, offers an educational model with an International Baccalaureate of academic, organizational and management quality and under the STEAM methodology (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) that will contribute to the development of transversal skills in the official sector.
The Minister of Education, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos, said that students who graduate are expected to enter the best universities in Panama and the world. “The academy will comply with the curriculum so that young people graduate from the baccalaureate established under Panamanian laws and with the requirements of the international baccalaureate.”
Young people will also have psychoeducational, vocational guidance, personalized tutoring, leadership, as well as permanent support for strengthening and consolidating their social life.
It is expected that in the first months of 2020, those selected will take intensive English courses to start classes with the international calendar.
The president of the Board of Trustees of the City of Knowledge, Juan David Morgan, stressed that they will put at the service of low-income youth this innovative community for social change, which will lead to Students expand their vision and experiences. “The agreement reaffirms the commitment of the City of Knowledge for a prosperous, inclusive, democratic and sustainable future for Panama and the world.”