Minister of Education admits “critical” moment; virtual classes could extend for more than a quarter

The Minister of Education, Édgar Pary, admitted this Friday that the current situation of Covid-19 in the country is “critical” and there is the possibility that virtual classes will last more than a month, if infections are not reduced.

The Information from the Ministry of Health warns of a very high increase in positive cases in the country, which is why students cannot be authorized to return to classrooms on February 1, except for those populations far from urban centers.

“Unfortunately we are experiencing a very critical situation, we understand and understand the desperation of parents, but from the Government we are giving the different options so that none of our children are left without education,” said Pary, who remains isolated because he contracted the infection.

He insisted that the health of the students cannot be risked because in the midst of a fourth wave of infections and with the presence of the Omicron variant, it is not possible to start the management face-to-face or semi-face-to-face.

“The 200 days are divided into three quarters, this work will be carried out based on the behavior of the contagion, especially in the capitals, it is important to think that it is a coordinated work with the Ministry of Health, which will give us the corresponding reports, it may last more than a trimester or less than a trimester, will depend on the reports to resume face-to-face education “, he said.

Pary stressed that from the Ministry in his charge the free platform enabled in the past management will be updated, so that it is more “contextualized” and more “friendly” for teachers and students. Tele-education and radio-education will also continue.

Regarding the inscriptions, the minister recommended that educational units must avoid crowds, guaranteeing quotas for old students, and only opening registration for the first section, the initial level, and the first primary and secondary courses.

The Minister of Education, Édgar Pary, admitted this Friday that the current situation of Covid-19 in the country is “critical” and there is the possibility that virtual classes will last more than a month, if infections are not reduced.

The Information from the Ministry of Health warns of a very high increase in positive cases in the country, which is why students cannot be authorized to return to classrooms on February 1, except for those populations far from urban centers.

“Unfortunately we are experiencing a very critical situation, we understand and understand the desperation of parents, but from the Government we are giving the different options so that none of our children are left without education,” said Pary, who remains isolated because he contracted the infection.

He insisted that the health of the students cannot be risked because in the midst of a fourth wave of infections and with the presence of the Omicron variant, it is not possible to start the management face-to-face or semi-face-to-face.

“The 200 days are divided into three quarters, this work will be carried out based on the behavior of the contagion, especially in the capitals, it is important to think that it is a coordinated work with the Ministry of Health, which will give us the corresponding reports, it may last more than a trimester or less than a trimester, will depend on the reports to resume face-to-face education “, he said.

Pary stressed that from the Ministry in his charge the free platform enabled in the past management will be updated, so that it is more “contextualized” and more “friendly” for teachers and students. Tele-education and radio-education will also continue.

Regarding the inscriptions, the minister recommended that educational units must avoid crowds, guaranteeing quotas for old students, and only opening registration for the first section, the initial level, and the first primary and secondary courses.

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