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Secretary of Education has hopes Quintana Roo students can return to classes in August

Chetumal, Q.R. — Although conditions for the return to classes are not in place now, the secretary of education says in Quintana Roo, that could change for August. The head of the Secretary of Education Ana Isabel Vázquez Jiménez admits that while the state is not yet “there” in terms of face-to-face classes, it could be for August.

Vázquez Jiménez says that everything is being prepared so that when August arrives, which is the usual starting-month for classes, the state could see students return. She explained that in the event that happened, classes would return in a staggered way with certain grades attending on specific days. She also said that the return to face-to-face classes would be voluntary.

The Ministry of Education of Quintana Roo announced that from January to May 27 of this year, there has already been 75,553 new and change of school applications for basic level pre-registration. With these figures, Vásquez Jiménez said that parents and educational authorities are beginning to address the issue of returning to school.

Among the necessary conditions for returning to classes she noted, is a green epidemiological light, something the state has yet to achieve. But, she says it is being considered for the month of August.

On June 7, students in Mexico City will return to face-to-face classes for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. They will join several other “green” states who have also seen students return to classrooms.