The Ministry of Education (Meduca) reported this Wednesday, December 2, that the graduation ceremonies that were scheduled for this year 2020 are officially suspended, both in public and private schools.
Anaika De La Espada, Deputy Director General of Education, stressed that the decision is made after the rebound in Covid
-19 cases that has been observed during November and the first days of December.
The official said that during a meeting with the 16 regional directors, held today in the City of Knowledge, they were informed that there will be no face-to-face graduations and that the diplomas are delivered through the windows.
De La Espada's said that they received requests for face-to-face graduations only from five private schools and one public school.
In reality, most of the country's schools did not show interest in holding ceremonies, the deputy director pointed out.
It is estimated that for this year there were a total of 32,000 students graduating, although data from the Ministry of Education specify that schools have not been able to reach some 1,300 students due to distance education.