The minister of education Nicolas Trotta He spoke about the situation of the country’s educational institutions after the approval of the protocol for the return to face-to-face classes throughout the country. “It is a floor to guarantee the care of our educational health,” he explained.
“We are planning to return in August in the provinces where the level of virus circulation is very low,” he said in dialogue with Up Argentines (the thirteen) this Friday. “The protocol has an axis in the Health and safety measures and social distancing: in classrooms, in common spaces, in staggering the entrance to school, dissociate the hour of entry from that of the peak hour of entry to work, “he listed.
In this context, the official referred to the delicate economic situation that also affects the sector, given that in many of the schools, the payment of fees is due. “Delinquency in private education is among the 70% and up to 80%“He said.” We are in a moment of enormous exceptionality. The institution will have to accompany, without any type of sanction. Our priority is to guarantee educational continuity, no one is going to stop going to school for this extremely economic situation that we are going through, “he said.
As Trotta considered, part of the challenge will be to ensure compliance with the protocol. “It implies train teachers non-teachers, to families. It is a different school from the one they found in March, the boys should wash their hands every 90 minutesFor example, “he said.” We have to be very careful, even though the town has not had even suspicious cases, “he added.
Regarding coexistence in classrooms, the minister clarified: “The separation will always be one meter and a half and we add the component of assembling groups of students of five, six, who do not have contact with the others. “The objective, at that point, is that in case of suspicious cases being reported, it is not necessary to isolate the entire school.” same will happen with breaks, in which the output will be staggered by degrees, “he detailed.
In addition, Trotta warned that compliance with the measures must be strict. “Any educational establishment that does not guarantee compliance will not be able to receive either our teachers or our students,” he closed.
The protocol constitutes a minimum floor of requirements for the opening of educational institutions, from which each jurisdiction may add additional criteria and adapt them to its local reality.
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