For the first time, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National University (UNA) admission tests reached students in Alto Guaymí aboard one of the helicopters of the Aviation Program that the U.S. Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) developed with the Air Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Public Security.
INL director Robert Alter highlighted the importance of this flight for the professional future of the students of this indigenous community. “For us it is a great pleasure to collaborate with the Air Surveillance Service to provide the students of Alto Guaymí with more and better educational opportunities. It reflects the strong alliance between the United States and Costa Rica and our shared commitment to the equitable development of our countries and people.”
A total of 12 students from the Alto Guaymí Rural High School and eight graduates of that high school took the admission test for both universities.
According to Carlos Solera, Administrator of the UCR Permanent Program of the Academic Aptitude Test, the tests administered were some regular and others with special adaptation, in which times are different. This is an effort that the UCR makes to offer equal academic opportunities to all students in the country.