Territorial Entities And The Nation

The nation and the territorial entities will participate in the management, funding and administration of state educational services within the limits stipulated by the Constitution and the law. ARTICLE 68. Individuals may create educational institutions. The law establishes the conditions for their creation and management. The educational community will participate in the management of education institutions. The teaching will be provided by persons of recognized experience and educational ethics.

The law guarantees the professionalism and dignity of the teaching profession. Parents have the right to choose the type of education for their children. In institutions of the State no person shall be compelled to receive religious instruction. The panelists ethnic entitled to an education that respects and develops their cultural identity. The eradication of illiteracy and education of people with physical or mental limitations, or with exceptional abilities are special obligations of the State. ARTICLE 69.

University autonomy is guaranteed. The universities will be able to administer and govern by its own bylaws, in accordance with the law. The law establishes a special regime for state universities. The state will strengthen scientific research in public and private universities and offer special conditions for their development. The State shall provide financial mechanisms that make possible the access of all persons eligible to higher education. ARTICLE 70. The State has the duty to promote and enhance access to culture for all Colombians in equal opportunities through continuing education and the teaching of science, technical, artistic and professional at all stages of the process of identity creation national. The culture in its various manifestations is the basis of nationality.

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