They estimate that 30% of students failed in the first quarter

The lack of access to the Internet, the economic and health crisis have resulted in at least 30% of students at all levels of education failing in the first quarter, reports the Urban Teacher.

“In fact, there are 30% of students who failed in the first quarter. This is how the second trimester begins. This is because they do not have access to the education system, ”Leandro Mamani, executive secretary of the Association of Urban Education Workers of the Department of La Paz, told Página Siete.

He assured that this number was high and was being recorded by “the economic and social crisis the country is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic”.

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He said many children have lost their parents, others have had to work, and most do not have access to cell phones or computers for virtual lessons.

Urban Teachers of Cochabamba director Norma Barrón agreed that the main reason the school fails is the lack of connections.

The Vice Minister for Regular Education, Bartolomé Puma, rejected these data and reiterated that a report based on a survey could not be presented.

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