Havana: The capital of Cuba resumed today the 2019-2020 school year in order to end the face-to-face academic cycle interrupted on March 24th by the Covid-19 pandemic, Prensa Latina reports.

As reported on the national radio and television, it will take five weeks to conclude the school year and each level of general education has curricular adjustments.

The Director of Education for the province of Havana, Yoania Falcon, pointed out that during this time, maintenance and repairs were carried out in order to open the 209 schools and enable the enrollment of 314 thousand students.

Many of the investments were made for the repair of sanitary facilities and hydraulic networks, with the aim of guaranteeing compliance with hygienic measures against Covid-19.

The 2020-2021 academic year will also begin on Monday in most of the country’s provinces, with the exception of Pinar del Río (in the west), Ciego de Avila and Sancti Spíritus (both in the center of the country), which are experiencing a repeat coronavirus outbreak.

The territories where the school year is not resuming will evaluate the extra time they need to complete teaching and each school will adjust it to their conditions.

According to the Minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velazquez, specialists from the sector participated in the preparation of curricular adaptations for the new academic cycle, complemented with a study plan that includes all educational levels.

Based on the experiences of the III Improvement of the National Education System carried out by the ministry, the strategy includes the integration of content, the use of other teaching aids and new ways of evaluation, she said.

It is a different school year, marked by the experiences of confronting the pandemic, hence the need for everyone, school and family, to work in strict compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures, the owner said.

Cuba interrupted classes in March of this year and, given the improvement in epidemiological conditions in many of the territories, the school year was resumed last September.

During these months of pandemic, national television broadcast the contents for the different levels of general education, orientation spaces were provided for parents, as well as reviews for university entrance exams.

Most of the island is experiencing the so-called new normal, with the exception of the three provinces with the outbreak of Covid-19 and Havana, which must advance soon.

Por Redacción digital

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