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Minister of Superior Education Franklin García Fermín changed his talk and now says the Ministry does not seek to amend Regulation 09-15 that requires aspirants to public school teaching positions to take an international standardized test, Diario Libre reports. He spoke during an event of the Association of International Business Professionals on Saturday, 19 November 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santo Domingo.

García Fermín has backed those in favor of changing the test for a locally-made test, more adapted to the educational level of those graduating from public schools.

Weeks ago, Vice President Raquel Peña had stated the Presidency did not back the amendments. The statement comes after President Luis Abinader ordered newly-appointed Education Minister Angel Hernandez to seek consensus. Yet, Superior Education Minister García Fermín until now had...

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