The Minister of Education, Jaime Perczyk, affirmed today that by March 2, “all the country’s students will be in the classrooms”, and that three months after the start of the pediatric vaccination campaign, to date “we have to more than 83% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old with the scheme started, and more than 64% with the full scheme ”.
The minister made statements at the Casa Rosada, after a meeting he held with the chief of staff, Juan Manzur, and which he described as “very important”, where the educational plans underway and the vaccination campaign were analyzed, the Headquarters reported. Cabinet in a statement.
At the meeting “we talked about vaccination and classes, with the idea of inviting all the boys to get vaccinated and to complete the vaccination schedules in order to guarantee full attendance,” said Perczyk.
In that sense, he anticipated that by March 2, “all the country’s students will be in the classrooms,” while classes will begin in the province of Corrientes -on February 14- and in the City of Buenos Aires on previous dates. on February 21, while 92% of the students will do so on the second day of March.
Regarding vaccination, he said that “after the beginning of the pediatric vaccination campaign in October, we have more than 83% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old with the scheme started, and more than 64% with the full scheme.”
In the case of children from 3 to 11 years old, “more than 66% started their vaccination schedule and more than 43% completed it,” he said, and pointed out that “in the next eight weeks we must complete the mass vaccination of all boys from Argentina to have a return to the continuous and guaranteed presence ”.
However, Perczyk recommended “to continue with the care measures: chinstrap, hand washing, ventilation and social distance. Vaccination is showing, in the world and in Argentina, that it is one of the most important care instruments that we have managed to have ”.
The Minister of Education commented that at the meeting he discussed with Manzur the situation of the different programs carried out by the portfolio under his charge for the return to the classrooms, among which he mentioned the construction and renovation of schools, and the connectivity program, Through which, before the start of the school year, an internet connection will be provided to 2,500 schools.
They also talked about “Conectar Igualdad’s netbook purchase and distribution programs” and about another plan for which “the Chief of Staff showed special interest, which is the purchase and printing of manuals and textbooks for students of all public and private zero-fee primary schools ”.
This material “will arrive in classrooms between February and March, and will be destined to improve the learning conditions of language and mathematics,” he indicated.
In another order, he pointed out that “around half a million boys have returned to school in all Argentine provinces through a very important program that we carry out during these months”, which is the Summer Schools, where “the 30% of the activities are aimed at intensifying language and mathematics ”.
Perczyk announced that among the actions to be carried out in the area of Education “we are going to continue working on the distribution of books and in the search for the boys who left school.”
He then recalled that President Alberto Fernández announced the implementation of the Progresar scholarships for 16 and 17 year olds.
“That is where we have the greatest problem, we must ensure that they come back and can finish their schooling,” he stressed, and after clarifying that these young people “are still in a position to enroll,” he indicated that they have joined the benefit “more than 260 thousand guys who have agreed to attend ”.
“We have to continue making efforts so that no boy and no girl is left out of the Argentine school, because we know with certainty that it is the best place for all the boys,” he concluded. (Tèlam)