Over 6 million students start school year in Peru

13:34 | Lima, Mar. 11.

6,312,731 public school pupils across the Inca country returned to classes Monday for the 2019 academic year.

On the other hand, around 2,000,000 students from private schools began classes last week. 

Within this framework, State ministers have traveled to diverse national regions in order to support the efforts geared towards a good start of the school year. 

Thus, Ministers Daniel Alfaro (Education) and Edmer Trujillo (Transport and Communications) visited northern Lambayeque region. 

Likewise, Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio visited Andean Ayacucho region, Health Minister Zulema Tomas traveled to Piura in the north, and Labor Minister Sylvia Caceres inaugurated the academic year in Southern Andean Puno region. 


Furthermore, First Lady Maribel Diaz and Metropolitan Lima Regional Director of Education Katherine Alva opened the 2019 school year at Republica de Costa Rica School in the nation's capital city. 

Afterwards, they participated in an educational session with preschool children. 

From the total students enrolled in public schools, 5,824,869 receive Regular Basic Education, followed by 146,237 (Alternative Basic Education), and 18,416 (Basic Special Education). 

According to the Education Ministry (Minedu), classes are given by 388,993 teachers at 85,492 units.


Published: 3/11/2019