“The color of the traffic light does not matter, private schools are now opening,” said the president of the National Association of Private Schools, despite the official instruction to postpone the measure.
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Eleven months after the closure of all schools was due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the National Association of Private Schools of the Mexican Republic (ANFE-ANEP) He reported that On March 1st, the classroom courses will resume on their campus. This regardless of the status of the epidemiological traffic light or the official regulations.
The Mexican authorities They suggest a gradual return to the classroom, starting with those states that have the green light or are less at risk. The ANFE-ANEP stated that they will take action to reopen in this one School year 2020-2021.
“It is critical that directors, teachers and parents initiate personal educational activities to address the new challenges and new living conditions of society created by the pandemic and caused other crises.”, highlighted the National Association of Private Schools It’s a statement.
“The state has violated the rights of society, especially in the field of education. They do not realize that they are violating the right to health, there are emotional, mental, obesity and all kinds of disorders in students. “explained Alfredo Villar Jiménez, President of ANFE-ANEPat a press conference.
“The color of the traffic light does not matter, the private schools are opened”said Villar Jiménez.
However, he made this clear Returns are optional, for schools as well as for parents and students. “Very respectable also parents who do not want to send them and who will be at a distance”added the head of the association.
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So they plan to return to the private school classrooms
The association made that clear “All health precautions are taken both at home and in schools.”. This follows that Sanitary protocols of the Secretariats for Health and Education.
“Everything will be tied to the rule of law, where violated rights are restored and their enjoyment guaranteed. Support from the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), governors and ministers of education is requested.”Villar Jiménez said, adding that if sanctions or fines are imposed, they will target legal entities.
You are looking for a dialogue with the SEP
The President of ANFE-ANEP indicated that they now see more opportunities to reach an agreement with the SEP Delfina Gomez Is the owner.
“We are currently in contact and are trying to have direct contact with the new Minister of Education. We couldn’t do this. We wanted classes to start in February, but there was no change of secretary. Esteban Moctezuma It was very closed, it didn’t want to open up to dialogue and we couldn’t reach an agreement. “Explained Villar.
The ANFE-ANEP notes that the closure of schools for almost a year caused an education crisis that “Recovery will take between six and ten years”. They believe the federal administration’s plan, which begins by August, would exacerbate the crisis and student backwardness.
It is estimated that some 20,000 private schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic after nearly 40% of students lost.