The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), said on Wednesday (29) that the Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, lost “the conditions to be the interlocutor” of the government in the area. Maia also criticized the Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub.
The statement was made at an event organized by the bank Credit Suisse, which brought together economists, investors and representatives of the government to discuss an investment agenda in Brazil.
Maia said that 2020 runs the risk of not being a “so good year if we don’t solve the environmental issue” and “not giving a little tougher signal”. “I think the government started to understand this and made a decision with that committee chaired by the vice president [Hamilton] Mourão. I think it’s a step, but we need to take other steps. ”
It was then that Maia quoted Salles: “I don’t know how the government is going to do it as its Environment Minister. I think that, in some way, he [Salles] he lost the conditions to be the interlocutor. I think he radicalized too much, I don’t know if he agreed with the president or not. ”
The Amazon Committee was created so that the government has a “more proactive” attitude in relation to the environment, said Mourão on January 21.
Regarding Weintraub, Maia said:
“The same thing with the Ministry of Education. How does the investor look that Brazil has a Minister for Education like this? Our country has no future, right? It has no future. It looks like a bad past, because it managed to make a guy like that the Minister of Education … what a construction we had “.
Chronology of errors in Enem
The Minister of Education faces criticism due to errors in carrying out the Enem and in the Unified Selection System (Sisu).
On January 17, after the Enem 2019 individual grades were released, students released reports of different assessments among candidates who had the same number of correct answers or grades close to zero even with a high number of correct answers.
A day later, on Saturday (18), Weintraub and Alexandre Lopes stated that there were flaws in the correction of the tests of the second day, which affected “a very small group”. On Sunday (19), Inep reported that it was reviewing the grades of the two days of tests at Enem 2019.
At the end of the review of the grades, problems were identified in 5,974 tests – 96.7% were concentrated in 4 cities: Alagoinhas (BA); Viçosa (MG); Ituiutaba (MG) and Iturama (MG).
In an interview on Monday, the president of Inep, Alexandre Lopes, stated that the error occurred at the graphic company Valid Soluções S.A.
Lopes explained that the printer prints the candidate’s question book, which is identified with a student barcode. Then, print the answer card (template), which also has a code. Another machine joins these two documents together. The error occurred in this union and in the generation of the barcode.