Curriculum excellence developing consolidating

In its 2010 Mission Report, the World Heritage Committee concluded that much work remains to be done in this area, and significant changes will take perhaps another generation to fully implement.

It noted that there have been some increases in training offered by the tourism industry and renewed focus on English language and computer skills development.

In 2008, the Ministry of Education established one public IB program in each province in Ecuador, and recently announced its plans to significantly increase the number of public IB programs throughout the country.

The Colegio Nacional Galapagos, a well-respected public high school in Puerto Ayora, administers the Galapagos IB program, the only school approved and recognized by UNESCO in an international natural heritage site.

The Government of Ecuador is also committed to expanding public International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs.