Students of all levels will be returning to virtual classes starting this Monday, June 28, Education Minister Adrián Quelca confirmed the information this Saturday, stating that they will be included in the expanded winter schedule.
The agency said that in regions where large numbers of infections are not being registered, teaching is semi-present and adhering to all biosecurity measures.
“We communicate to the entire Bolivian population, especially our students, our mothers and fathers, that we are from the 28th
In early June, the Ministry of Education decided to start the educational break due to the increase in Covid-19 infections during the third wave. They were due to return in the middle of the month, but this has been extended for another week due to the escalation of cases.
The mayors of La Paz and El Alto requested, according to the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi), that the educational break be extended by another week due to the low temperatures that are being recorded.
In this context, Quelca announced that it will evaluate the weather conditions in some regions, which will be used to determine whether or not the break will be extended. However, he indicated that only the winter timetable would be made more flexible.
“We will make an assessment. In some places where it is really very cold, we will extend the winter times, that is, we will make it even more flexible to avoid colds and other infections.” he explained.
Quelca recommended not to neglect the biosecurity measures, which include the correct use of chin straps, frequent hand washing, the use of disinfectant alcohol and a social distance of one and a half meters, in order to avoid contagion with Covid-19.
“It is time to get back to educational activities so that from there we can also develop preventive measures against Covid-19 and against other types of diseases and illnesses that plague Bolivian society,” he noted.