All State Public Schools in Rio de Janeiro to Get Air Conditioning

By the onset of the next school year, 100 percent of schools will be provided with air conditioning. "The well-being and the quality of the classroom environment are vital for students and teachers," said the Secretary of State for Education.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Education Secretariat of the State of Rio de Janeiro is going to provide air conditioning to all 1,222 public schools in the State. Some 24,000 air conditioners have been purchased. Currently, only four percent of education facilities have adequate equipment.

The first shipment, with 7,000 units, arrived on Wednesday, October 16th, and was delivered to the headquarters of the Federal Highway Police, in the Irajá neighborhood, North Zone. By . . .

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