Enem: reopens registrations for absentees in 2020

Registration is open for the National High School Exam (Enem) 2021 for low-income students who were exempt from the exam in 2020 and did not attend the exams. Participation is made through the Participant’s Page, without the need to justify the absence or even pay a new registration fee.

Participants will have until 23:59 on the 26th to enroll and have their exemption guaranteed. Entries are exclusive for the Enem printed. In addition, absentees who are exempt may also request, until September 27, specialized care and treatment using their social name.

Evidence for absentees

Regardless of the date, the test will be composed as follows:

1st day: 45 Language and Code questions; redaction; 45 questions from Human Sciences
2nd day: 45 Nature Science questions; 45 math questions

The gates will open at 12:00 pm and closed at 1:00 pm, while the tests will be distributed at 1:30 pm (Brasilia time) and the template is usually released three working days after the last Sunday of the tests.

The result date of Enem 2021 has not yet been informed. The tests will be held on January 9th and 16th, 2022, when the Enem test for People Deprived of Liberty and young people under a socio-educational measure that includes deprivation of liberty (Enem PPL) is also held.

The application of the tests will take place on the days November 21 and 28, 2021 for all participants who have already had their registration confirmed for the exam.

In all, 3,109,762 people were confirmed for Enem 2021, in both versions of the exam, printed and digital. This was the lowest number of entries since 2005.

Also read: Why was Enem 2021 low in enrollment? Understand the reasons for the Bem Viver Program

STF decision

The reopening of the Enem 2021 enrollment period exclusively for exempt absentees came after a decision by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), which determined the reopening of the exemption period for exempt absentees from the 2020 tests and who could not justify their absence, considering the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The measure was published in the Official Gazette of the Union last Tuesday, 14.

The enrollment fee in Enem is R$85 and, according to the rules of the first notice, those who were entitled to exemption in Enem 2020, but lacked the test, could only obtain a new free fee in Enem 2021 if they could justify their absence. The justifications needed to be documented, as well as fit into the predicted hypotheses, which included situations such as traffic accidents, death of a family member, medical emergencies and robberies, among others.

Learn more: With remote classes, pandemic reveals inequality in access to quality education

However, the STF understood that, due to the covid-19 pandemic, last year’s tests were applied in a context of abnormality, and the requirement of documentary proof for those absent violates several fundamental precepts, including access to the education and poverty eradication. In addition, the obligation imposed by the notice penalizes students who made the “difficult choice” of missing the tests to meet the recommendations of the health authorities to avoid crowding.

Anyone with covid-19 or had contact with someone infected could also provide this justification. But the candidate who was absent only because of fear of contamination, for example, or who could not prove with documents any other reason for the absence, would not be covered by the free exam in this year’s exam edition.

Who is entitled to the exemption?

People who attended all high school in public schools or who were full scholarship holders throughout the entire stage in private schools are entitled to free registration of the exam. Students who are attending the last year of high school in the public network, in the year 2021, can also apply for exemption.

The same goes for those who are in a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability for being a member of a low-income family. In this case, it is necessary to prove the registration in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico).

More information on the Inep website and on the telephone 0800 616161.

Edition: Daniel Lamir

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