The Plaza Mesones, in the center of Mexico City, where stationery items are sold, looks depopulated. Several positions have had to close due to poor sales. Photo: Quetzalli González
The secretary of Public education, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, acknowledged that upon returning to face-to-face classes he will find a learning lag of male and female students, however, he also said that some may register progress.
Education will be another when we return from the pandemic to our normal tasks, for that we want to measure the progress or the lag in each child in personalized attention ”, he explained.
In this context, he reiterated that return to face-to-face classes there will be a three week diagnostic evaluation period to check how each girl and boy fared during the distancing.
At a press conference at the National Palace less than a week before the start of the 2020-2021 school year remotely, he recalled that face-to-face classes will begin once the epidemiological traffic light is green and insisted that it will be the decision of each state to determine the return to the classroom.
We do not have an exact date to say when we can return in person, but we do have a very clear policy that has as its first value the health of the girls, boys, teachers and that means that we will return until the traffic light is on. in green, when the Ministry of Health has already lifted sanitary restrictions, “he said.
Meanwhile, at the request they made higher level students for public universities to reduce fees in the face of the economic crisis they are facing due to the pandemic, Enrique Quiroz, head of the SEP Legal Affairs and Transparency UnitHe indicated that the way to achieve gratuity at the higher level is being analyzed with tax authorities, as established by law on the matter.
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