The Municipality of the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil signed on Monday an agreement with the International University of La Rioja (Spain) to award scholarships to 150 students of limited resources, with the aim of developing online studies.
The mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri, signed the agreement with the rector of the International University of La Rioja, José María Vázquez, in a ceremony held in the so-called City Hall, the City Council said in a statement.
The agreement involves the delivery of "150 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, online," for students of tax colleges and popular schools located in the city and in neighboring rural parishes.
One hundred students will be able to follow undergraduate courses, both from public and private schools, and fifty university students will be able to achieve a master's degree at the Spanish University through the Internet.
Among the masters offered by the Spanish entity are education, arts and humanities, law, social and labor sciences, economic and administrative, engineering, health management and management, marketing and communication, and design.
Rector Vázquez took advantage of his visit to Guayaquil to highlight the profound transformation that this Ecuadorian city has reached.
"The inhabitants of this city can feel proud of the work" of the City Council "for their social commitment and for their struggle to make Guayaquil an innovative, thriving and forward-looking city," said Vázquez.
"Go ahead guys, the door is open, now it's your turn to cross it," Mayor Viteri said encouraging the young people of Guayaquil to reinforce their studies to achieve their university goals.
On May 13, the University of La Rioja signed an agreement with Ecuadorian educational authorities to grant 1,500 virtual education scholarships to undergraduate students from 15 universities in the South American country.
The agreement seeks to offer a virtual teaching with master classes, digitized content and personalized tutors to those people who due to their family or work obligations, or lack of resources, can not travel to the academic centers.
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