FGV's São Paulo School of Business Administration creates university preparation course for low-income students

19 June 2013

To increase regional, social and economic diversity of undergraduate classes in Public Administration at FGV's São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP). It was with this objective that master's degree and PhD students at the School decided to create a free program designed to prepare students from district, state and federal schools for the university entry exams: Cursinho FGV.


Even though few of these students will pass the exam to enter the Public Administration course at EAESP, it will be an encouragement to continue the work. And having a more diverse class enriches the classes and the participants' experience, through interaction among young people not only in the Rio-São Paulo circuit, as those coming from the country, such as Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso, says Professor Fernando Abrucio, who coordinates the project. Also according to Abrucio, the idea is that the initiative of the university preparation course can be broadened. This is a pilot project, but this technology can be used by other FGV Schools.


It is expected that 50 places will be opened for the course, which begins in the second semester. The classes will be held on Saturdays and will focus on specific areas of the college entrance exams for Public Administration - especially those whose grades weigh more in the final grade of the candidate, such as the Interpretation of Contemporary Brazil.


Those interested will be selected through a socioeconomic questionnaire and interview. In addition to public school students, those who attended private high school institutions with a scholarship can also apply.



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