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The CODE OF ETHICS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE of the Ministry of National Education (MEN, for its acronym in Spanish) is a tool which determines the set of policies regarding management, with criteria of Ethics, Integrity, Transparency and Efficiency, to ensure that public servants lead their actions at fulfilling of the mission of both the Ministry and the State. This document contains the provisions and guidelines given by the Political Constitution of Colombia, the Standard Internal Control Model (MECI: Modelo Estándar de Control Interno), the Single Disciplinary Code, the new Bylaw Anti-Corruption, as well as the Contracting Laws and the Integrated Management System of the MEN.

Ethical principles

1. General interest prevails over the individual interest.

2. Property and public resources are intended solely to matters of general interest.

3. The purpose of the Ministry of National Education is to ensure the right to education of all Colombians, through the fulfillment of its mission.

4. The primary role of the public servant is to serve the citizenry.

5. Anyone who manages public resources practices detailed accountability to society about their use and the results of the management.

6. Citizens have the right to participate in the public decisions that affect them.

Ethical values

• Service: We recognize the characteristics and requirements of internal and external customers to meet their needs with readiness, quality, timeliness, relevance and no discrimination.

• Transparency: We provide different stakeholders clear, complete, accurate and timely information about our management, and we practice public accountability on the implementation of the Ministry's mission and the execution of resources.

• Commitment: We recognize and assume as our own the strategic guidelines of the MEN, and we direct all our actions towards the continuous improvement of the processes in order to achieve the institutional goals.

• Respect: We recognize, accept and value the Human and Constitutional Rights of our colleagues and of citizens.

• Honesty: We are coherent between what is thought, is said and is done. We take care and we optimize public goods and resources, by employing them solely for the benefit of the general interest. We recognize the rights of authors and denounce any act of infringement of the rules (among others).

• Justice: We serve in full agreement with the Constitution, the laws and every other regulations, without favoritism or discrimination, and we manage the work of our teams equally, by considering the profiles and the institutional needs.

• Participation: We promote spaces for decision-making and implementation of joint actions. We participate and we generate participation, when, actively and responsibly, we take part in the development of proposals and decisions. We promote spaces for consultation and coordination of interests and needs with any different social actors.

• Responsibility: We develop our functions with competitiveness, relevance and diligence. We assume the consequences of our acts or omissions, and we take corrective measures in the pursuit of a continuous improvement.

• Collaboration: We propose common goals and we work together to achieve them. We support the work of our colleagues in contingency situations.

Ethical guidelines

• WITH CITIZENSHIP (Service, Participation, Transparency). The required service is given to the citizens timely, respectfully, efficiently, and with quality. We promote spaces of participation and agreement between the various actors for decision-making on educational service. We provide accurate, continuous and timely information on the development of processes and outcomes of governance, both through access mechanisms and through public accountability.

• WITH SECRETARIATS OF EDUCATION (Service, Participation, Collaboration and Respect). We establish clear, timely and reliable relations with the secretariats of education aiming to meet their needs with excellence, within the framework of our competence . We propitiate spaces for these institutions to dialogue and to participate in decision making, and for carrying out joint activities in a collaborative environment and mutual respect.

• WITH HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (Service, Respect, Fairness and Transparency). We respect the autonomy of higher education institutions according to the legal mandate. We direct our relations towards seeking the provision of educational services with excellence. We look after setting up policies that affect these institutions, and we make decisions based on criteria of justice. We deal with their requirements impartially, and we provide timely, clear and accurate information.

• WITH PUBLIC SERVANTS (Respect, Justice, Participation, Collaboration and Commitment). We strive to achieve the strategic objectives of the Ministry; we optimize resources and we make proper use of the institutional information; we prioritize teamwork to attain common goals; and we encourage to keep the good treatment and the respect in relationships between public servants. We guarantee a fair and respectful treatment of the rights to all public servants at the MEN; and, we promote participation spaces for public servants, and value their proposals for the planning and execution of tasks.

• WITH ATTACHED ENTITIES (Service, Participation and Collaboration). We support the implementation processes of the Quality Management Systems (QMS), which allow continuous improvement of member institutions, affiliated in order to strengthen their management; and, we propitiate spaces of interlocution for policy-making.

• WITH GUILDS (Transparency and Participation). We generate and keep spaces for the participation of economic and worker guilds, and teaching community, in articulating policies, as well as for getting their support in conducting educational activities.

• WITH THE COOPERATION AGENCIES (Collaboration, Respect and Transparency). We comply fully with the requirements and conditions of the sources of cooperation for the establishment of agreements and the projects implementation. We supply true information to the contributory community, about the support requirements. We fulfill agreements and we apply the cooperation resources for what they were requested. We report clearly, timely and reliably to the contributory community, about the results obtained in the projects as well as on the way the resources were used.

• WITH THE MEDIA (Service, Justice, Transparency and Participation). We accompany, we advise and direct the mass media in their information needs, and show them MEN`s management. We provide accurate, timely, accessible, complete and reliable information, and we promote open spaces to receive their suggestions, recommendations and contributions to facilitate improving the provision and dissemination of information. We assist the requests of every journalist, without distinction on the media he or she represents.

• WITH CONTRACTORS (Transparency, Service, Justice and Participation). We comply fully with the rule governing the State contracting processes to ensure an objective selection. We respond promptly to contractual commitments. Quickly and effectively, we serve the needs of contractors within the contract execution; and, we comply with the demands on quality and timeliness of goods and services contracted.

• WITH CONTROL BODIES (Transparency, Collaboration, Respect and Responsibility). We supply complete, clear, truthful, accurate and timely information, and resources necessary to enable the supervisory bodies developing their function. We use the channels and spaces defined in the application of in force regulations in the processes. We assume the consequences of the results obtained, and we implement, through improving plans, the recommendations they do.

• WITH THE ENVIRONMENT (Respect, Responsibility). We promote an organizational culture that contributes to sustainable development, and we actively join the global concern for the environment in pursuit of its protection and care. At the Ministry, we are currently focused on the promotion and consolidation of good practices on the use, correct and rational, of natural resources; on proper disposal of waste, and on full compliance with environmental standards.

Code of ethics and good governance

Mission

Achieving educational quality to make better human beings, citizens with ethical values, competent, respectful of the public, who exercise human rights, fulfill their duties and live together in peace. An education that generates legitimate opportunities for progress and prosperity for the citizens and for the country.

Achieving a competitive, relevant education which will help to close gaps of inequity and in which the whole society participates

Top Purpose 2025

"Colombia will be the most educated country in Latin America in 2025": In 2025 Colombia will have a system of high quality education for all. Education will generate equal opportunities and economic development, enabling the social transformation of the country, greater equity and the consolidation of peace. In this process -in which Education will be the main national priority- parents, children and youth, teachers, government, and civil society will participate. An adequate funding will be available to get the best education in Latin America.

The action lines to achieving Top Purpose 2025 are:

· Teaching excellence
· Colombia bilingual
· Colombia free of illiteracy
· Daytime school only
· Access to a quality Higher Education

Vision from the sector

In 2018, Colombia achieves a transformation of the entire education sector by encouraging educational quality and ongoing assessment as the main premise, with sufficient resources, and the sector is recognized as the leader and protagonist of economic and social development.

All children, from birth, have the same opportunities of access to education and a coverage with comprehensive quality care. In schools, children study more hours, in suitable places, with technology and materials until 11th grade, and are also better nourished. The goal of improving the Synthetic Quality Index is met.

The teaching profession is attractive, and teachers are proud of being key players in the transformation of Colombia. They also have all the tools for teaching and linking best practices to their daily vision, allowing innovation to reach all corners of the country.

Parents, teachers, students, and directors of educational institutions work together in order to obtain the top purpose of making Colombia the most educated country in Latin America in 2025.

Young people willing to be admitted to higher education have the necessary skills and a broad portfolio of financing options to access Colombian universities which have achieved a high quality and international recognition. Getting to be a technician or a technologist is a realistic option that generates pride.

Vision from the Ministry of National Education

In 2018, the Ministry of Education is the leading entity of the National Government, with international recognition, attracting the best talents, and is a 100% focused on making Colombia the country more educated in Latin America in 2025. It is an innovative entity, creative, efficient, generator of research and knowledge for the country and for the world. The ministry is an exemplary entity in implementation.

This purpose will be achieved through the renovation of an organizational culture that has relied on a more flexible and horizontal work structure, where it is possible to balance life and work, and where trust and companionship are the most important values.

Its officials are proud and happy to work in the Ministry of National Education to achieve greater productivity and efficiency. It promotes a balance between personal and professional lives of its employees, with a modern and inclusive organizational environment that generates spaces and feelings of well-being. All this makes it the most desired company to work.

Mission and Vision

Introduction

The strategic framework of the Ministry of Education for period 2015-2025 establishes the structure that will enable progress towards making Colombia the most educated country in Latin America, and achieve the strategic objectives of the four years period in education set out in the National Development Plan 2014-2018: Together for a new Country, Peace, Equity and Education. Under this framework, this document defines the top purpose of the entity by 2025, its vision and the vision of the education sector by 2018, the ratification of the mission as well as the definition of principles of action, strategic objectives, initiatives, programs and projects of the ministry.

Mission

Achieving educational quality to make better human beings, citizens with ethical values, competent, respectful of the public, who exercise human rights, fulfill their duties and live together in peace. An education that generates legitimate opportunities for progress and prosperity for the citizens and for the country.
Achieving a competitive, relevant education which will help to close gaps of inequity and in which the whole society participates. 
 

Top purpose 2025


"Colombia will be the most educated country in Latin America in 2025": In 2025 Colombia will have a system of high quality education for all. Education will generate equal opportunities and economic development, enabling the social transformation of the country, greater equity and the consolidation of peace. In this process -in which Education will be the main national priority- parents, children and youth, teachers, government, and civil society will participate. An adequate funding will be available to get the best education in Latin America.

The action lines to achieving Top Purpose 2025 are:

· Teaching excellence
· Colombia bilingual
· Colombia free of illiteracy
· Daytime school only
· Access to a quality Higher Education
 

Principles of action

1)    Lead
2)    Serve
3)    Transform
4)    Inspire
 

Vision from the sector

In 2018, Colombia achieves a transformation of the entire education sector by encouraging educational quality and ongoing assessment as the main premise, with sufficient resources, and the sector is recognized as the leader and protagonist of economic and social development.

All children, from birth, have the same opportunities of access to education and a coverage with comprehensive quality care. In schools, children study more hours, in suitable places, with technology and materials until 11th grade, and are also better nourished. The goal of improving the Synthetic Quality Index is met.

The teaching profession is attractive, and teachers are proud of being key players in the transformation of Colombia. They also have all the tools for teaching and linking best practices to their daily vision, allowing innovation to reach all corners of the country.

Parents, teachers, students, and directors of educational institutions work together in order to obtain the top purpose of making Colombia the most educated country in Latin America in 2025.

Young people willing to be admitted to higher education have the necessary skills and a broad portfolio of financing options to access Colombian universities which have achieved a high quality and international recognition. Getting to be a technician or a technologist is a realistic option that generates pride.

Vision From the Ministry of National Education  

In 2018, the Ministry of Education is the leading entity of the National Government, with international recognition, attracting the best talents, and is a 100% focused on making Colombia the country more educated in Latin America in 2025. It is an innovative entity, creative, efficient, generator of research and knowledge for the country and for the world. The ministry is an exemplary entity in implementation.

This purpose will be achieved through the renovation of an organizational culture that has relied on a more flexible and horizontal work structure, where it is possible to balance life and work, and where trust and companionship are the most important values.

Its officials are proud and happy to work in the Ministry of National Education to achieve greater productivity and efficiency. It promotes a balance between personal and professional lives of its employees, with a modern and inclusive organizational environment that generates spaces and feelings of well-being. All this makes it the most desired company to work.

Strategic Objectives

Objective

Improve results in languages, science, and math, measured by standardized tests (Saber and Pisa)
Increase program coverage and high-quality universities

Tracer goals PND 2014-2018:

Indicators OE-01-PBM - Goals
Percentage of public schools in categories A+, A and B in Saber 11 tests    45%
Percentage of the population evaluated in the official sector in the Saber 5 tests, that improve the level of success, compared to the baseline    12%
Percentage of students of the official sector evaluated with level B1 or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework    8%
Percentage of students with daytime school only    30%
Gross enrollment rate in secondary education    83%

Indicator OE-02-ES  - Goal
Coverage rate of high quality in higher education (universities or accredited programs)    20%

Initiatives

Objective OE-01-PBM
Increased coverage and quality in pre-school, basic, and middle education

Objective OE-02-ES
Development of quality higher education, and access to it

Objectives OE-01-PBM/OE-02-ES
Transformation and strengthening of institutional and territorial management
 

Programs

IN-01-PBM
Early Childhood Education Program - Early Childhood
PBM Quality Program
PBM Coverage, Equity and Permanence Program
Educational Infrastructure Subprogram
School Feeding Subprogram

IN-02-PBM
Quality of Higher Education Program
Development of Higher Education Program

IN-03-PBM/ES
Program for Institutional and Territorial Transformation and Strengthening




 

 

Strategic Framework

The Ministry of National Education, in compliance with Article 74 of the Anti-Corruption Statute and in accordance with the content of chapter IV of Law 489 of 1998, Articles 26 and 29 of Law 152 of 1994, and Article 6 of Decree 2482 of 2012, concerning the Integration of Planning and Management and the formulation of the Sectoral Development Plan 2014, submits to the public:

Mission Management and Governance: aimed at achieving the goals set for the fulfillment of its mission and priorities set by the Government.

Transparency, Participation and Citizen Service: Aimed at bringing the State closer to citizens and making governance visible. It allows the active participation of citizens in decision-making and access to information, procedures and services, for timely and effective attention.

Human Resource Management: Directed towards the development and qualification of civil servants, looking for the observance of the merit principle for provision of jobs, skills development, vocation of service, application of incentives and public management focused on achieving results.

Administrative Efficiency: Oriented to identify, streamline, simplify and automate procedures, processes, formalities and services as well as to optimize the use of resources in order to have modern, innovative, flexible and open to the environment organizations, with ability to transform, adapt and respond in a timely and effective manner to the demands and needs of the community, to achieve the objectives of the State.

Financial Management: Oriented to program, control and record financial transactions, according to the available resources of the entity. It integrates the activities related to the acquisition of goods and services, management of investment projects and the programming and implementation of the budget.

Planning and Management Integrated Model; preschool, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.
  • Provide quality early education as part of comprehensive care, from a differentiated approach of social inclusion and with children's rights-based focus.
  • Improve the quality of education at all levels by strengthening the development of skills, the Evaluation System, and the System of Quality Assurance.
  • Reduce rural-urban gaps among diverse and vulnerable populations by regions, under equal access and permanence conditions in quality education at all levels.
  • Provide a relevant education and incorporate innovation for a more competitive society.
  • Strengthen the management of the education sector, to be a model of efficiency and transparency.
  • Counteract the impacts of the cold wave in the educational service and strengthen institutional capacity of the sector to ensure the provision of services in emergency situations.
Mission Objectives

Accountability is a space for dialogue between public servants and citizens. It aims to create transparency, conditions of trust between governing authorities and citizens and ensure the exercise of social control to management while serving as an input to adjust projects and action plans for their implementation.

The accountability mechanisms allow citizens and other stakeholders (shareholders, customers, suppliers) to more easily obtain information on the management of public entities and their results, creating greater transparency, activating the social control, while allowing managers to make better decisions, increasing the effectiveness and legitimacy of their exercise.

Objectives of Accountability

When you, as a citizen, are going to participate in an accountability session, take into account that they are useful for:

  • Strengthening the sense of public issues.
  • Regain legitimacy for State institutions.
  • Facilitate the exercise of social control of public management.
  • Contribute to the development of the constitutional principles of transparency, accountability, effectiveness, efficiency and impartiality, and citizen participation in the management of public resources.
  • Establish the strategy in an area of direct dialogue between public servants and citizens, transcending the scheme that this is only a passive recipient of management reports.
  • Serve as an input to adjust projects and action plans so that they respond to the needs and demands of the community.
Accountability; preschool, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.

The Ministry of National Education, in addition to the duties assigned by law, shall comply with the following (Article 2 / Decree 5012 of December 28th, 2009):

1. Formulate the national policy on education, regulate and establish the criteria and qualitative technical parameters that contribute to the improvement of access, quality and equity of education, in comprehensive care in early childhood and at all levels and modalities.

2. Prepare and propose development plans of the Sector, particularly the National Education Development Plan, summoning local authorities, educational institutions and society in general, so that the needs of economic and social development are addressed.

3. Issue the regulations for the organization and pedagogical and technical criteria for comprehensive care in early childhood and the different modalities for the provision of educational services, to guide education in the levels of pre-school, primary, secondary, and higher education and comprehensive care in early childhood.

4. Offer advice to Departments, Municipalities and Districts in issues related to education, in accordance with the principles of subsidiarity, in the terms defined by the law.

5. Promote, coordinate and finance national programs for educational improvement to be determined in the National Development Plan.

6. Ensure compliance with the law and regulations governing the Sector and its activities.

7. Evaluate, on a permanent basis, the provision of educational services and disclose its results to keep the community informed about the quality of education.

8. Define guidelines for the promotion of education for work and human development, establish promotion and quality assurance mechanisms, and regulate the National Information System and promote its use to support decision-making in education policy.

9. Manage the administrative activities of the Sector and coordinate cross-cutting programs.

10. Direct the National Education Information System and the National Accreditation and Educational Evaluation Systems.

11. Coordinate all educational activities of the State and of those who provide public education service throughout the national territory, in collaboration with related bodies, territorial entities and the educational community.

12. Support the local and institutional autonomy processes by formulating general guidelines and indicators for monitoring and controlling the administrative and pedagogical management.

13. Promote the participation of the media in the processes of permanent integral education.

14. Promote and manage international cooperation in all aspects of interest to the Sector, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

15. Suspend the legal capacity of territorial authorities for the administration of public education services and temporarily appoint a special administrator in accordance with the provisions of Article 30 of Law 715 of 2001.

16. Direct the process of assessing the quality of higher education for its operation.

17. Develop the policy and advance processes for recognition of titles awarded by foreign Higher Education Institutions.

18. Develop policies for the promotion of Higher Education.

19. Other duties as assigned.

Functions, Functions National Education Development Plan; preschool, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.

The Ministry of National Education (MNE) was created by Law 7 of August 25th, 1886. Prior to that date, the Secretariat of Public Education was created by Law 10 of 1880, which replaced the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Government). This last institution used to be, before 1880, in charge of educational issues.

In June 1923, the name of Ministry of Public Education was changed for Ministry of Education and Public Health and, since January 1st, 1928, it is identified with the name of Ministry of National Education, as ordered by Law 56 of 1927 (November 10th), being Mr. Miguel Abadía Méndez President of Colombian Republic; and Mr. José Vicente Huertas, Minister of Education and Public Health.

creation

Minister's Office

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María Victoria Angulo González

Minister of Colombian National Education
Secretary: María Claudia Chavarro Polo. Ext: 1009
Diana Milena Torres Ext.:1002
despachoministra@mineducacion.gov.co

CONSTANZA ALARCÓN PÁRRAGA

Vice-minister of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education
Secretary: Sandra Cecilia Fandiño Arévalo. Ext.: 2002
viceministeriobasicaymedia@mineducacion.gov.co

LUIS FERNANDO PÉREZ PÉREZ

Vice-minister of Higher Education
Secretary: Sonia Lorela Hernández. Ext. 3009
viceministerioeducacionsuperior@mineducacion.gov.co

HEYBY POVEDA FERRO

General Secretary
Secretary: Claudia Hurtado. Ext.: 4009
SecrGeneral@mineducacion.gov.co

LUIS GUSTAVO FIERRO MAYA

Head of the Legal Counseling
Secretary: Emma Zoraida Contreras. Ext.: 1209
OJuridica@mineducacion.gov.co

OLGA LUCÍA PÉREZ GARCÍA

Head of the Communication Counseling Office
Secretary: Marcela Lozada Camargo. Ext.: 1409
comunicaciones@mineducacion.gov.co

CAMILO ANDRÉS GUTIÉRREZ

Head of the Planning and Financial Counseling Office
Secretary: Gloria Cañón B. Ext. 1509
planeacion@mineducacion.gov.co

ROGER ALONSO QUIRAMA GARCÍA

Head of the Technology and Information Systems Office
Secretary: Claudia Maritza Gómez Rosas Ext. 1609
tecnologia@mineducacion.gov.co

DIANA MARÍA SILVA LIZARAZO

Head of the Office of Educational Innovation with the use of
New Technologies
Secretariy: Edelmira Corba Carvajal Ext. 1709
innovacioneducativa@mineducacion.gov.co

SANTIAGO FERNÁNDEZ DE SOTO POMBO

Head of the Cooperation and International Affairs Office
Secretary: Mariela Cuervo. Ext.: 1309
cooperacioninternacional@mineducacion.gov.co

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MARÍA HELENA ORDÓÑEZ BURBANO

Head of the Internal Control Office
Secretary: Luis Mauricio Julio . Ext.: 1102
CInterno@mineducacion.gov.co

National Ten-Year Education Plan 2016 - 2026

Ext: 2107

gerenciaPNDE@mineducacion.gov.co

Manager of the Quality Transformation Project
Secretary: Mireya Velásquez. Ext. 2243

Vice-ministry of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education

ULIA NADEZHDA YEMAIL CORTÉS

Division of Quality of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education
Secretary: Hilda Consuelo Ruíz. Ext: 2109
calidadbasica@mineducacion.gov.co


 

Assistant Manager of References and Assessment of the
Quality of Education
Secretary: Anyie Carolina Ruiz Gómez. Ext: 2119
referentesyevaluacion@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Skills Development
Secretary: Diana Sanabria Téllez Ext. 2150
fomentodecompetencias@mineducacion.gov.co

JAVIER AUGUSTO MEDINA PARRA

Director of Strengthening of Territorial Management
Secretary: María Elena Ardila Ext. 2209
fortalecimientogestion@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Institutional Strengthening Secretary
Secretary: Claudia Herminia Hurtado Ext. 2239
fortalecimientogestion@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Monitoring and Control
Secretary: María Julieta Beltrán Ext. 2219
monitoreoycontrol@mineducacion.gov.co

Director of Coverage and Equity
Secretary: Claudia Faride Garzón Ext.: 2309
coberturayequidad@mineducacion.gov.co

MIGUEL ALEJANDRO JURADO ERAZO

Assistant Manager of Human Resources of the
Educational Sector
Secretary: Mayerlin Ocampo Toro Ext.2261
recursoshumanos@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Access
Secretary: Luisa Fernanda Ríos. Ext.: 2359
acceso@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Permanence
Secretary: Gloria Esperanza Gil Ext.: 2309
permanencia@mineducacion.gov.co

JAIME RAFAEL VIZCAINO PULIDO

Director of Early Childhood
Secretary: Ivonne Delgado Ext. 2409
pinfancia@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Coverage of
Early Childhood
Secretary: Martha Elena Pinzón Ext 2419
coberturaprimerainfancia@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Quality of Early Childhood Education
Secretary: Anyi Ruiz Ext. 2459
calidadprimerainfancia@mineducacion.gov.co

Vice-ministry of Higher Education

ELCY PATRICIA PEÑALOZA LEAL

Director of Quality for Higher Education
Secretary: Laura Islena Gómez Ext.: 3209
calidadsuperior@mineducacion.gov.co

MAYTÉ BELTRÁN VENTERO

Assistant Manager of Quality Assurance in
Higher Education
Secretary: Aida Peralta. Ext.: 3259
aseguramientosuperior@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Inspection and Monitoring
Secretary: Carolina Recalde. Ext.: 3239
inspeccionsuperior@mineducacion.gov.co

Division of Promotion of Higher Education
Secretary: Luz Clemencia Ojeda Cifuentes. Ext.: 3109
fomentosuperior@mineducacion.gov.co


 

Assistant Manager of Management Support to
Higher Education Institutions
Secretary: Diana Patricia Gaitán Urueña. Ext.: 3159
apoyosuperior@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Sectorial Development
Secretary: Silvia Patricia Olarte. Ext: 3119.

General Secretariat

MAGDA MERCEDES ARÉVALO ROJAS

Assistant Manager of Financial Management
Secretary: Martha Jannette Briceño Méndez Ext.: 4309
gestionfinanciera@mineducacion.gov.co

KAREN EZPELETA MERCHÁN

Hiring Assistant Manager
Secretary: Doralia Betancourt Molina Ext. 4109.
contratacion@mineducacion.gov.co

Assistant Manager of Administrative Management
Secretary: Luisa Alejandra Martínez Tovar. Ext: 4609. Fax 4603

EDNA PATRICIA ORTEGA CORDERO

Assistant Manager of Human Resource
Secretary: Yira Paola Rodríguez Nieto Ext.: 4509
talentohumano@mineducacion.gov.co

EDNA DEL PILAR PÁEZ GARCÍA

Assistant Manager of Organizational Development
Secretary: Claudia Patricia Murcia Tovar. Ext.: 4709
desarrolloorganizacional@mineducacion.gov.co

DORA INÉS OJEDA RONCANCIO

Citizens' Service Unit
Secretary: Leidy Viviana Quiroga Cancharo. Ext.: 4400
atencionalciudadano@mineducacion.gov.co

Work Team, minister's office,
The Minister María Victoria Angulo González

Maria Victoria Angulo is a Colombian Social Economist graduated from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota), she holds a Master´s Degree in Development Economics from the same university, and also a Master´s Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis from Pompeau Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). She counts with more than 20 years of work experience on educational policy making and managing. She has worked for around 15 years in several Colombian governmental entities, in which are encounter: The National Planning Department, the Ministry of Development, the Distrital Secretariat of Treasury and the Ministry of Education. In the Ministry of Education, Maria Victoria served as Director and Deputy Director for the Promotion of Higher Education. Additionally, she worked as Executive Director of the Foundation Entrepreneurs for Education (original in Spanish Fundación Empresarios por la Educación), and afterwards, she was assigned as Secretariat of Education of Bogota.

For Maria Victoria, those experiences have transformed her on a personal and professional level. Through them, she has been able to meet closely her country and its needs; she has learned widely about the different categories and stages of education, within different points of view: government, teachers, university headteachers, private sector foundations, and civil society organizations. Which all together contribute to place education as a main point in the public agenda. 

Maria Victoria´s devotion is to identify and link people´s dreams, projects and resources that could build together quality education policies. The Ministry Maria Victoria believes that is the education the path to reintegrate, to walk forward equity and to a better country for everyone.

The Minister

Pre-school, primary and secondary educational institutions

Statistics on preschool, primary and secondary education by territorial entity

Statistics on preschool, primary and secondary education by department

Statistics on preschool, primary and secondary education by municipality

Institutions of higher education

Higher education programs

Directors of higher education institutions

Statistics on higher education by department

Statistics on higher education by municipality

Educational institutions training for work and human development

Open Data; preschool, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.