Benjamin Aceval, promulgate the law passed by the Congress on December 29, 1876. By this law, it authorizes the Executive Branch to proceed with the foundation of a higher education College, funded with the additional 4% established for this purpose in the new customs law. And here itself begins to take shape its history! President Gill, resorted to the knowledge of the French educator Pedro Dupuy for the creation of the school. On June 10, 1875, from Buenos Aires, writes his brother Pedro Gill, as follows: to establish a Centre for education of the first order, in that I have in view to the educacionista Pedro Dupuy, former teacher we had in the course of mathematics two years, funded by the Government of don Carlos Antonio Lopez. In a letter dated March 21, 1876, the Minister of Buenos Aires, don Carlos Saguier, said President Gill: Mr Dupuy has commissioned me to say V.E. personal matters to deprive him so far go to run the National College, but it is to fix them, to go to take their place of work.
As you can see, President Gill, since a few years earlier, was preparing and receiving advice from people that could handle this so transcendent issue of the education of the country.In December 1876, the Executive Branch rose to the National Congress the draft law for the establishment of the College, with the corresponding explanatory statement, and countersigned by the Minister of Justice, cult and public instruction, Gral. Bernardino Caballero. This explanatory memorandum, in the opinion of the deceased Dr. Victor Natalicio Vasconcellos, constitutes a piece of patriotic, legal and literary value that exalts its authors. The Gral. Gentleman that he had brandished, put his sword in the great war also offered their services in peace; and he was associated with his descent from civilian leader, the great cross for culture and national Renaissance.
The institution holds its name as an act of strict justice. The law promulgated on January 4, 1877 was endorsed by Dr. Benjamin Aceval, by the fact that Gral. Knight, titular Minister of the portfolio had been sent, days earlier, on official mission.And fortuitous fact or not, it made the signing of the inspiring, the ideologue of the creation of the national school Dr. Benjamin Aceval, appeared in the law. Man of great culture and with deep patriotic concern for the cultural destination of the nation, thought that it was necessary to not only rebuild the homeland of the great catastrophe of the 1970s, but also promote culturally to the citizens, to preserve the values of nationality terribly disfigured by the invaders. Had to be cultured to the people so that dependence is not perpetuated indefinitely.