Since Monday, October 25, more than 90% of students have been incorporated into schools throughout Venezuela as face-to-face classes have resumed. This was informed by the Minister for Education, Yelitze Santaella.
After attending a public activity in the school district of Caracas, on Friday, October 29, Santaella informed that, to date, at least 800,000 school supply backpacks have been distributed amongst students, and the goal is to eventually deliver 4 million.
She further informed that the Ministry of Education is continuing to care for schools that still have infrastructure damages.
Hoy, en su cumpleaños 252, honramos la memoria del Maestro del Libertador, visitando la U.E Simón Rodríguez en #Caracas, la cual fue completamente rehabilitada por el presidente @NicolasMaduro y donde estrenamos el nuevo comedor y el CBIT 💻 pic.twitter.com/y10w1avb76
— Yelitze Santaella (@_LaAvanzadora) October 28, 2021
The minister announced that next week, efforts will be dedicated to the 280 technical schools in the country, in order to reactivate their school programs and facilities. The ministry will direct attention to special education schools as well.
In addition, Minister Santaella reiterated that COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 years and above is still underway in schools.
On Tuesday, October 26, President Nicolás Maduro announced the resumption of in person classes in the country, after 19 months of its suspension due to the pandemic.
The president stressed that the government has increased the number of vaccination centers, and reiterated that the goal of a vaccination rate of 70% must be reached by the end of October.
The return to face-to-face classes will proceed based on a 10-point prevention plan to avoid COVID-19 infections among students and staff.
Featured image: President Maduro greeting high school students wearing face masks. Photo: Twitter / @MPPEDUCACION
Translation: Orinoco Tribune
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