Ministry of Education (Brazil)

The Ministry of Education (Portuguese: Ministério da Educação), also known as MEC, an initialism derived from its former name Ministry of Education and Culture (Portuguese: Ministério da Educação e Cultura), is a cabinet-level federal ministry of Brazil. The current Minister of Education is Abraham Weintraub.

Ministry of Education
Ministry overview
Formed14 November 1930
HeadquartersBrasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budgetR$ 101,3 billion (2015)[1]
Minister responsible

It is tasked with coordinating national education policy and daily affairs, from early childhood to the post-graduate level.[2]

The acronym MEC used to refer to Ministério da Educação e Cultura, (English: Ministry of Education and Culture), but it was split in 1985 into the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture. The Ministry of Education retained the MEC acronym, while the Ministry of Culture got the acronym MinC.

See also


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Senado federal. p. 21. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. MEC - Faculdades autorizadas

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