This Monday, January 10, after the December holidays, face-to-face classes resume at all educational levels of basic and diversified education at the national level, in compliance with the biosafety protocols for the prevention of covid-19.
In Falcón state, with great expectations, the educational sector returned to the classrooms, although few students responded to the summons made by the President of the Republic and the educational zone.
In a tour of various institutions of Coro it was found that the capacity was low.
In the Simoncito Initial Education Center (Ceis) Rómulo Gallegos to the west of the city, they barely reached an enrollment of 35 children out of 120 enrolled. In the center, the Santa Ana Catholic School served 73 primary school students out of the 180 regular ones.
At the general secondary level, the Pedro Curiel Robinsonian Technical School reached 84 young people, while the Cecilio Acosta high school managed to receive 102 students.
The teachers alleged that the first week of the start of classes regularly has this behavior, however, they estimate for the next week to start fully with the teaching of academic content, while they will dedicate these days to review.
They maintained that according to the indications of the educational zone they will maintain the multimodal and intermodal scheme, that is, by groups and the exceptions for remote medical situations.
They stressed that even when the students have been vaccinated, they comply with their biosecurity measures, referring to the use of masks and alcohol on their hands.
For his part, the state governor, Víctor Clark, began the continuation of the 2021-2022 school period with the reopening of the “Héctor Manuel Peña” Early Childhood Education Center and the “Héctor Manuel Peña” Primary School in the Bolívar sector of Punto Fijo , Carirubana municipality.
Together with the Unique Education authority of the entity, Marelys Castro, and Mayor Abel Petit, they delivered the recovery and comprehensive rehabilitation of the spaces for the benefit of 400 students.
In the back-to-school activity, the authorities handed over a kit of school supplies, as well as uniforms to the students.
“We leave our girls, boys and young people in optimal conditions in the scheme planned for the continuation of the school year within the established biosecurity and vaccination regulations. Together with President Nicolás Maduro, we assume the commitment and vision of working to consolidate a public system of quality educational training, as a guarantee of development, prosperity and well-being for the future of our people, "said Clark.
For his part, Castro emphasized that everything is given for the reception of the more than 3 registered students in the region to continue with training and learning in this pandemic stage, which thanks to the measures taken by the national Executive of prevention and vaccination can be given safely.
More than 1.500 educational establishments in Carabobo began this Monday, the second face-to-face pedagogical moment after the Christmas holiday.
From the "Güere" Basic School in Naguanagua, Aymara Aguiar, director of the Educational Zone in the entity, reported that more than 70% of the teaching, administrative and worker personnel attended the classrooms.
"We are in the second pedagogical moment and in the programming of the activities of the month of Teacher's Day, according to the 10 vertices of the safe and progressive start of classes 2021-2022, framed in the Victoria Bicentennial Plan", he pointed out.
Aguiar assured that within the framework of Teacher's Day it is estimated to celebrate the customary Eucharist, sports days and the meetings of the Voz Magisterial and Liceísta.
He also reported that next week the Campo Carabobo Educational Complex and the Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi Initial Education Center will be inaugurated in the Diego Ibarra municipality.
Likewise, the director of the Educational Zone affirmed that the anti-covid 19 vaccination days will be resumed, with the application of the first, second and third doses of the Sinopharm and Abdala vaccines.
In the state of La Guaira, face-to-face classes began in more than 315 public and private educational schools that make life in the entity.
Daniel González, Unique Education authority in La Guaira, indicated that around 85 thousand students of the entity will be vaccinated against covid-19 and it will begin with children older than 2 years of age onwards.
González assured that to date 20% of the student population have been vaccinated, “today we return to classes under the face-to-face modality; the Every Family One School program is maintained for some distance assessments; with a view to vaccinating 100% of the students, starting now with children over 2 years of age ”.
The Single Authority highlighted that 9.369 students over 12 years of age have been vaccinated, which represents 20% of the student population, as well as 100% of the vaccinated teaching, administrative and worker staff of the schools.
“To date there have been no sources of contagion in the schools of La Guaira; The biosecurity brigades in each school remain active, for the disinfection of entrances and exits or suspected cases of covid-19, as well as for the articulation with the nearby health centers for the follow-up of cases and other health care ”, said Gonzalez.
During a tour of La Guaira schools, the ÚN team was able to observe the gradual arrival of students, as well as representatives for the pedagogical consultancies under the Every Family One School program. The kids and work groups attended with their biosecurity kit: mask and antibacterial gel.
Valeria Rodríguez, a third-grade student at La Guaira Basic School, La Guaira parish, remembers maintaining social distance and using a face mask, “my mother told me not to take off my mask, I have antibacterial gel in my bag. You got used to taking all this to school, it's normal even when you leave the house ”.
Nelson Ruiz, head of the Educational Zone No. 14, reported that more than 70% of the educational institutions of the entity complied with the resumption of face-to-face activities and biosafety measures normally.
«In this second pedagogical moment that began on September 15 and continues on January 10, 23 boys, girls and adolescents are being incorporated into the educational establishments of the 181.000 municipalities of the entity, in the different educational levels, initial, primary, secondary, middle and high school, in addition, 159 school circuits were activated ", explained Ruiz.
"In the case of the Liceo Libertador Bolivariano, located in the center of the city of Mérida, it registers an enrollment of 470 students who join their face-to-face activities this Monday," Ruiz said.
Likewise, he indicated that 280 educational units will be rehabilitated in a preventive manner, of which 18 schools were served in 2021.
Ruiz pointed out that the disinfection days of the educational establishments are carried out by officials of the Mérida State Fire Department and Civil Protection to guarantee prevention and avoid the spread of covid-19. Likewise, the anti-covid vaccination process will be resumed for students and explained that in the case of teachers, the third dose will be applied. Up to 40.000 students have been vaccinated.
School safety plan
In this return to classes, a security system is deployed around the educational institutions in order to guarantee the tranquility of students, teaching, administrative and worker personnel.
Officials from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) will participate in this plan; People's Guard; State and Municipal Police.
In Nueva Esparta
In Nueva Esparta state, 118.108 students make up the school enrollment, in this regard the head of the Educational Zone, Noris Soto, reported that the classrooms were crowded with students and teachers on the return from the Christmas holiday, complying with biosecurity measures.
She emphasized that the vaccination of students of all levels and modalities continues from the age of 2, complying with the national guidelines for the prevention of covid-19.
She specified that in the Antolín del Campo UE, in the Plaza de Paraguachí the central act of welcoming to the classrooms was held, which was attended by public servants of the National Anti-Drug Superintendence (Sunad) and a dog show by part of the Bolivarian National Guard.
For her part, Osvélida Gil, Director of Education of the Nueva Esparta State Governor, stressed that in order to strengthen pedagogical strategies in the continuation of the school year, he called on all staff to join school activities from this Monday, October 10 January.
She asserted that the idea is that students, with the support of their parents and representatives, teachers, janitors, as well as administrative staff attend the schools, for the continuation of the 2021-2022 school year under the modality established by the national government to purpose of the coronavirus pandemic.
With an attendance of 97% of the student population, the Safe and Peaceful return to classes began in the six municipalities of the Valles del Tuy subregion, Miranda state, this Monday.
Eliris Pineda, coordinator of the Educational Zone in the Cristóbal Rojas and Rafael Urdaneta municipalities, pointed out to Últimas Noticias that 210 institutions are activated in Cúa and Charallave.
"The teaching, administrative and worker staff received the students under the biosafety protocols for the prevention of covid."
In Cristóbal Rojas, the Civil Protection and Disaster Administration officers began disinfection, with sodium hypochlorite and liquid soap, of the campuses. Rubén Ramírez, responsible for the Educational Region in Ocumare and Yare, highlighted that 113 schools are enabled in Tomás Lander and 38 in Simón Bolívar.
"The incorporation of students and teachers has been massive, and work is being done with the attention of groups to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus," he said.
More than 30 educational institutions in the state of Miranda were visited by members of the different units of the Zone 44 Command of the Bolivarian National Guard (CZGNB-44), this Monday, reported G / B Félix Arnos, head of the military unit in the entity.
He explained that the objective is the consolidation of the civic-military union. He explained that in each institution the uniformed men of the different military detachments welcomed children and adolescents. They stressed the importance of complying with biosecurity measures and handed out masks.
«These days were carried out in the different axes of the state of Miranda, Barlovento, Higuerote, Guarenas-Guatire, Altos Mirandinos and Valles del Tuy, where in addition to the welcome and accompaniment, the military people shared with recreational activities, focused on reinforcing the biosecurity measures ”, assured the officer.
Arnos said that the back-to-school devices are added to the different operations carried out from the CZGNB-44, to continue consolidating Miranda as one of the safest states in the country.
In the state of Trujillo, the 1086 educational institutions opened their doors to receive more than 150 thousand students from the initial, primary, general secondary and special education levels, after the break for the Christmas holidays.
This was announced by the head of the Educational Zone Lirosbeya Torres, who stated that in each of the schools, biosafety measures are being followed to prevent covid-19.
"We are guaranteeing the fundamental right of education and in our state of Trujillo all educational institutions of different levels and modalities are activated, thus estimating the participation of our seedbed of the homeland in its reactivation of the 2021-2022 school year," she indicated.
At the Eloísa Fonseca Bolivarian School, located in the Valera municipality, Torres said that from the early hours of this Monday she observed the enthusiasm of the students when they returned to their classrooms accompanied by their parents and representatives.
“Our campaign is to ensure that our children are exercising their right to education but with care and biosecurity measures. In Trujillo state we have 1086 educational institutions, all of which are activated in a co-responsible manner, guaranteeing non-overcrowding in educational institutions (…) Our teachers are an example for their students in complying with and guaranteeing the prevention protocol ”, she explained .
The head of the Educational Zone, Lirosbeya Torres, recalled that the vaccination day against covid-19 is maintained for children from two years of age, in the 15 immunization points authorized by the Bolivarian government and the Trujillana Foundation Health (Fundasalud).
“A very large discipline has been established with the support of Fundasalud, the 15 vaccination points, the Asic (Comprehensive Community Health Areas), Ipasme Valera; We invite parents, representatives and those responsible to vaccinate their children against covid-19, so that they continue with their favorable life dynamics, "she said.
In compliance with biosafety measures, the return to classes began in the 7 municipalities of the state of Apureña.
The sole authority on Education, Marys Orasma, reported that 90% of the educational institutions were activated, the pilot center being the Professor Aristóbulo Isturiz Educational Complex, in the Professor Aristóbulo Istúriz Complex, located in the capital municipality of San Fernando de Apure, the place where the one that unfolded the Progressive and Safe return of classes ».
For his part, the governor of the entity, Eduardo Piñate, said “we must guarantee attendance to classes, public education, free and of quality that is enshrined in the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela, we must also be guarantors of complying with the measures of biosecurity, using masks at all times, both teachers, workers and students.
With information from the correspondents: Josmary Escalona, Gushani Borges, Luis Ortega, Agusmir Guarache, Tania González, Airamy Carreño Espejo, Rebeca Viloria Peña and Ámbar Montilla.