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Meduca and unions analyze educational policies and challenges for 2022

December 20, 2021

Original Article: https://ensegundos.com.pa/2021/10/16/meduca-y-gremios-analizan-politicas-educativas-y-los-desafios-para-el-2022/

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The Bilateral Table of Dialogue for Education, between the Ministry of Education (Meduca) and members of teachers' unions, with the presence of the minister and directors of the institution, addressed the strategies, educational projections and the challenges for the 2022 school period.

At the meeting held this week in Chitré, responses to biosafety issues and other alternatives to improve the teaching-learning process were reiterated, as well as zoning in areas of difficult access and a report on the opening of schools to strengthen the process. educational.

“The meeting had a positive result. In the midst of dialogue and debate, it was possible to address the process of returning to classes, which is a continuous and dynamic process. In addition, a subcommission was created to deal with the issue of the educator's defense, as well as the zoning cases, which are determined by the Comptroller General of the Republic, said Minister Maruja Gorday de Villalobos.

Under the mediation of the Ombudsman's Office, the minister and her work team exchanged opinions on the safe and gradual return of students to classrooms, as well as for the vaccination of educational communities.

On this issue, Gorday de Villalobos pointed out that in several schools there is only in person that, in various modalities, since 2,368 educational establishments have been opened throughout the country, which he said is significant. In the province of Herrera there are 112 schools open.

The meeting was attended by leaders of the associations of Veragüenses Educators, Coclesan Educators, Educators of San Miguelito 2000, Educators Chiricanos, Specialized Educators of the Panamanian Institute of Special Habilitation, of Educators of Guna Yala, National Union of Educators for the Quality of Panamanian Education (Unecep), FREP, Free Magisterial Unit, among other groups.

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