Actualizado: 18 de mayo de 2016
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.