The Army commander, General Paulo Sérgio Nogueira de Oliveira, complied with Jair Bolsonaro’s request and authorized the president’s 11-year-old daughter, Laura Bolsonaro, to be enrolled in the Colégio Militar de Brasília in an exceptional manner, without going through the existing selection process. .
Bolsonaro’s request to the army for special treatment of his daughter was revealed by sheet in an article published on August 25th.
The Army’s Social Communication Center confirmed to the report, late this Wednesday afternoon (27), that the commander’s decision was favorable to the president’s election. The prior opinion prepared by the Department of Education and Culture of the Army, Decex, which supported Oliveira’s decision, was also favorable to the request.
“The Decex presented a favorable opinion to the enrollment request. Subsequently, the case was submitted to the Army commander’s office for analysis. Once the described steps were completed, the process was taken to the commander, who issued a decision granting the enrollment request on an exceptional basis. “, said the Force in the note sent to sheet.
Exceptional enrollment is based on the regulation of military colleges, the R-69, according to the Army.
“The minor is legally dependent on the President of the Republic, supreme commander of the Armed Forces, under the terms of item XIII of article 84, of the Federal Constitution. The aforementioned regulation allows the Army commander to assess cases considered special, after hearing the Decex, according to the justification presented by the eventual interested party,” stated the Army statement.
There is a restriction on access to the process opened from Bolsonaro’s request, according to the Law on Access to Information and the General Law for the Protection of Personal Data, according to Força.
Admission to military colleges of the Army takes place through a selection process to which boys and girls who compete for vacancies in the teaching units are submitted.
In conversation with supporters, in the playpen at Palácio da Alvorada, Bolsonaro has already addressed the intention of his daughter being enrolled in the Colégio Militar de Brasília.
“My daughter, from the Colégio Militar de Brasília,” said a supporter to the president, in a broadcast made by a PocketNarist channel on social networks. “Cool. Mine should go there next year, the press is already hitting it. I have a right by law, even for safety reasons,” replied Bolsonaro.
Laura’s enrollment without a competition, in the 2022 school year, repeats the benefit given to the son of Congresswoman Carla Zambelli (PSL-SP). Last year, the 11-year-old boy was enrolled in high school, without selection, to attend the sixth year.
Zambelli is one of Bolsonaro’s main supporters. The deputy admitted the privilege, but denied irregularities.
She claimed that it was a security issue: her son would have been threatened since 2016, according to the mother. The authorization for enrollment on an exceptional basis was given by the then commander of the Army, General Edson Leal Pujol, and published in an internal bulletin with restricted access.
The Colégio Militar de Brasília is a unit of the Army. The competitions for selection of children to study at the unit and at 13 other schools –Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Santa Maria (RS), Fortaleza, Manaus, Belo Horizonte, Juiz de Fora (MG), Salvador, Recife, Curitiba, Campo Grande and Belém – registrations opened on August 18th. Applications continued until September 24th.
In Brasília, according to the published candidate manual, only 15 places were available for the sixth year of elementary school. Candidate children underwent three stages: intellectual examination, which is eliminatory and classifying; medical and dental review, eliminatory; and “evidence of candidate’s biographical requirements”, also eliminatory.
The intellectual exam consists of 12 questions in mathematics, 12 in Portuguese and an essay of 15 to 30 lines.
The medical exams, for those classified, include: chest X-ray, glucose, complete blood count, urine summary, stool parasitology, electrocardiogram and clinical and dental examination. The biography consists of the analysis of the school history.
Sons and daughters of military personnel can also be enrolled in Army colleges under specific conditions, regardless of selection, such as orphans, dependents of military personnel who have changed headquarters, and dependents of retired military personnel due to disability.
These forecasts are in the R-69, in force since 2008 through an ordinance edited by the Army commander. It also provides access to school years for which there is no selection process, as regulated by the Force’s education department.
For these cases, draws are made, upon direct registration of those interested in the Military College. Brasília, for example, published a statement in August with information about draws for possible vacancies in the seventh, eighth and ninth years of elementary school, as well as the second and third years of high school, all for 2022. The draw includes special cases provided for in R-69.
The same R-69 is used for exceptional authorizations, student enrollments by direct decision of the Army commander.
In the case of the son of Congresswoman Zambelli, the then commander of the Army used Article 92 of the regulation. It is the last of the R-69: “The cases considered special may be judged by the Army commander, after hearing the DEP [Departamento de Ensino e Pesquisa].”
Places in military colleges are disputed. In 2017, at the Brasília unit, there were 1,212 candidates for 25 vacancies offered for the sixth year, or 48 candidates per vacancy.