The return of school children to face-to-face modality since 2022 could be possible after vaccination against the coronavirus was expanded to young people between the ages of 16 and 17, Education Minister Adrián Quelca predicted this Wednesday.
“With the vaccination for teachers, fathers and mothers, we guarantee the students the possibility of a safe return to face-to-face modality (…). At the pace we’re pushing, it is predicted that at least high school students would return to face-to-face classes in 2022, ”he said, according to a press release.
This Tuesday, President Luis Arce announced the expansion of vaccination to people between the ages of 16 and 17. More than one million Pfizer vaccines donated through the COVAX mechanism are expected to arrive in Bolivia on October 19, which will serve to kick off the vaccination process for this new age group.
Quelca believed that the expansion of vaccination would allow secondary and university students to attend classes in person, although he allowed that possibility in stages.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country is subject to classroom, mixed and distance learning modality. These three are used in the various municipalities of the country, depending on the degree of infection.