President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday that the education overhaul he enacted in February will improve the quality of teaching in Mexico, which he considers a commitment with "all sectors of society."
On the occasion of a ceremony at the presidential residence to honor gifted sixth-graders from across the country, Peña Nieto promised to work so that all children have a "plentiful future."
Cristian Adrian Hernandez Torres, who qualified highest, asked that the government promote teaching in "every corner of the country" and increase the number of scholarships for those who can't afford to go to school.
To boost the quality of education for Mexico's 35 million schoolchildren, the president said that work is in progress for fifth- and sixth-grade students to have computers.
Winners of the Knowledge Olympics awards receive financial aid to defray the costs of school fees and other related expenses. EFE