The impact of the pandemic on the bond of children and adolescents with school, after more than a year only with virtual classes, is also admitted by the Ministry of Education of the Nation.
There are about 1,800,000 students who need to reaffirm their presence in school, be able to finish it, be accompanied on their path or re-join because they were distanced by the pandemic, according to the Accompany Program presented last night by the Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta.
Secondary level students are the most affected and assisted: more than a million of this group who attend state-run institutions have difficulties with school education that brought compulsory isolation, remote education and even the closure of schools in the 2020.
Of the total number of students, 54 percent belong to the secondary level (1,014,414 adolescents and young people); 40 percent, at the primary level (751,446 children); and 6 percent, at the initial level (104,746 children).
According to the Minister of Education, with an investment of 2,194,499,995 pesos, different programs were deployed in the territory such as the Cerca Program, the Mercosur Youth Parliament and the Educational Media.
According to the latest data, from December 2020, 450,000 high school students had had no or insufficient school participation, of which 190,000 had no contact with the school.
At the end of the year, the Ministry of Education, together with other organizations that will work like Unicef, intends to finish the nominalization process of each student, a program that was interrupted, and thus know what their needs are and what they need to improve. their educational taj sectors, they assure.
The challenge, then, will be how to get those kids back to school. Trotta spoke of going “door to door.”
Currently, more than 10,900 teachers, community teachers, bilingual intercultural teachers, socio-community articulators, workshop leaders, coordinators of local tables, socio-educational promoters, territorial technical-pedagogical assistants, institutional tutors, work in more than 16,000 schools and more than 2,500 headquarters of organizations of civil society to this end, after “almost a year lost” due to quarantines.
They explain that the Comprehensive Approach Plan has four lines of action: the accompaniment of the educational trajectories, the school reengagement, the permanence in the schooling of the compulsory levels and the graduation of the level studied.
In relinking, strategies will be placed to accompany the trajectories, explained Trotta.
For her part, the Secretary of Education, Marisa Díaz, assured: “We define the program politically and pedagogically as closeness, because what must happen within the framework of Accompany is a very careful and laborious pedagogical work. Now, what we have ahead of us is to deepen the actions that are underway to advance in a more precise characterization of the population that, within this universe, needs greater accompaniment as singularities ”. The priority lines – they say – are articulated with the scholarship, dining and infrastructure programs that are already underway.