Children and adolescents in Venezuela do not receive adequate education to get trained, and their constitutional rights to educational achievement are violated, a situation that was further worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
Karim Salanova, a deputy in the National Assembly, expressed her concern about the results of the National Survey of Living Conditions (ENCOVI), which highlighted the increase in school dropouts in the country.
Salanova said that before the pandemic, at least four million children attended their schools under precarious conditions, and that now, because of the crisis caused by the regime and COVID-19, they do not have quality education since most of the children live in popular areas, where neither internet nor electricity service is available.
“The state is leaving in the hands of others what is its duty and what is its responsibility. Today we see that more than 1,700,000 children do not have access to the Internet. So we ask ourselves: How will you fulfill the school year?” said the parliamentarian
The vice-president of the Permanent Commission on Family of the NA said that before the quarantine, at least 40% of children and adolescents in the education system stopped going to school due to blackouts, shortage of public services, shortage of food, transport and lack of teachers.
Salanova called on international organizations to increase support as a result of the crisis in which Venezuela finds itself.