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Peru schools to start distance learning plan on April 6

13:18 | Lima, Mar. 31.

Public and private schools will begin distance learning for all students across the country on April 6, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced on Tuesday.

According to the Head of State, the proposal is ambitious and —due to the mandatory social isolation— the State must be in tune with science and technology so that education is not disrupted.

"Public school classes were going to start on March 16, but we had to suspend them due to the state of emergency. However, we cannot sacrifice education and that is why, after receiving the minister's proposal, classes at public and private institutions will begin on Monday, April 6, but remotely," he underlined.

In this regard, Education Minister Martin Benavides explained that the plan for virtual classes will provide schoolchildren with content every day, in order to obtain significant results and learning experiences —in terms of citizenship, for example— over the course of this pandemic.

"We want to put citizenship as the central focus of this non-face-to-face stage and, based on this general orientation, all competencies shall be articulated: mathematics, communication, history," he noted.

Remarks were made in a televised press conference, within the framework of a mandatory social isolation imposed to prevent the COVID-19 from further spreading in the South American country.


On this occasion, the President was joined by members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the Government Palace in Lima.

Tuesday marks the sixteenth day of mandatory social isolation.

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Published: 3/31/2020
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