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Colegio Nacional Abelardo Moncayo (Ecuador)

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Colegio Nacional Abelardo Moncayo was established in Atuntaqui, capital of the Antonio Ante Canton (est. 12 February 1938) by Ministerial Decree No. 69 of 10 December 1940. The institute is named for the writer, educationalist and politician Abelardo Moncayo Jijón (1847-1917). Member of the Society of Jesus from 1863 to 1871, Moncayo was one of the re-founders of the National Library, which had been partially destroyed in 1859 by an earthquake. Moncayo was among the perpetrators of the assassination of President García Moreno on 6 August 1875; retired for several years in his estate, Moncayo joined in 1895 the Liberal troops. Eloy Alfaro appointed him Governor of the Imbabura Province, and, subsequently, Chancellor of the Republic. He presided the Constituent Assembly that named Eloy Alfaro President of the Republic. Moncayo presided in 1908, together with Eloy Alfaro, the inauguration of railway in Quito. (Detailed biography)
Ivan Sache
, 10 July 2014


The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-green. White is a symbol of purity. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 10 July 2014