Faculdades e Colégio Aphonsiano
University description (as per official university website)
The Aphonsiano emerged from the dream of founder Prof. Marcos Queiroz to give Trinity an institution that does well to prepare children and young people for life and work. Was created in 1988 Maintainer: Trindadense Association of Education and Culture, Legal Person of the private nature for educational and cultural CNPJ under No. 03.004.995/0001-55 and recognized by the Public Utility Law No. 473 of 20/06 / 1990. That same year, 1988 began the construction of the building and was installed in 1990 the College Aphonsiano, adopting the model Aphonsiano of Education, which is summarized in "Docendo Firmiter in scientia in veritate et in fide" which translated reads: Educating with the seriousness science in truth and faith.
The name "Aphonsiano" means one who follows the thinking of Alfonso. St. Alphonsus of Ligori who was born in Naples, Italy, in 1696, of noble family, the eldest of seven children, 16 year-old graduated lawyer. While defending a very important cause, found that the judge had ceased to bribe and thus definitively abandoned the advocacy and became part of a group of missionaries who have dedicated themselves to preach in the streets and popular people in town and surroundings. In 1732 he founded the congregation of the Redemptorist Fathers who are now scattered all over the world, even they are responsible for the Basilica of the Divine Eternal Father in our city of Trinidad. Afonso also a scholar, lawyer was a poet, writer, playwright, musician, painter, priest, bishop and doctor of the Church.
The Ministry of Education recognizes the work of the Maintainer and welcoming the election authorizing the operation of the Institute of Higher Education Aphonsiano four (04) courses: Administration, Accounting, Economics and Education. In August 2000 was then installed the Faculties Aphonsiano thereby fulfilling the dream of a generation.
No longer just college but also college, Colleges and College were Aphonsiano parse the MEC, with grade B and MB.
It now serves over 3000 students from kindergarten to graduate school, offering direct and indirect employment to hundreds of people, the reference is Aphonsiano education in the Midwest for the quality of their education.
With a teaching staff composed of college 80% of masters and / or doctoral degrees , the graduates of today face Aphonsiano job market with skills, competence and ethics. At the College we have achieved the best pass rates in the vestibular busiest and performance motivation as well. In the early grades there is a concern in the formation of good habits: study, honesty, religious, civic responsibility, because we are aware that it is the dawn of life as it prepares the man. Good deeds become habits and habits become character. In high school wide general knowledge, developing skills, critical thinking, common sense, prudence and sobriety. In Higher quality education and care to form a competent professional, ethical and entrepreneurial.
The Aphonsiano is located at the foot of the hill that houses the Basilica Shrine of the Eternal Father, one of the highest points of the city that hosts the main festival of Central Brazil, to where more than two million pilgrims annually.
The Aphonsiano serves students from the city of Trinidad, Goiânia, Goiania, Caturaí, Santa Barbara, Avelinópolis, Anicuns, American Brazil, Nazario, Palmeiras de Goiás, Cesarina, Varjão, Guapó, Abadia de Goias, Campestre, Aragoiânia, Brasabrantes and others. It is perceived that there is a Aphonsiano education institution in reference Goiás conducted by the seriousness that this House, the confidence of households and the dedication of those who work and study here.