Meduca has explained that for the face-to-face return to the classrooms, it is necessary to comply with a series of regulations, including teacher vaccination.
The Minister of Education (Meduca) of Panama, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos, mentioned that the entity is planning "for a possible return in person at all, for the 2022 school year."
“There is a possibility that the country will achieve 80% vaccination, and if that is the case, we would be waiting for the indications of the health authorities… Also, for the 2022 school year the School Organization Commission has already been installed, and the schools are preparing for that return," he added.
According to Gorday de Villalobos, if the enrollment of students who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 is added, who are young people from high school and high school, it would be 245 thousand students.
While if it is counted from the 16-year-old students, with whom the vaccination sweep begins, there are 143 thousand students. 80% of this population has been covered, said the minister.
Meduca has explained that for the face-to-face return to the classrooms, it is required to apply the anticovid vaccine
to teachers and administrators, as well as to comply with other requirements such as biosafety measures.