The crisis in Venezuela continues to affect everyone, even the youngest members of the family must suffer the irresponsibility of Nicolas Maduro’s regime and their education is affected.
Representatives of the education sector in the states of Aragua and Merida, warned that the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is in danger due to the lack of conditions in the schools and the lack of payment to teachers.
In Merida, education workers reported roof leaks, lack of water and electrical failures in school centers.
William Cuevas, a worker at the Niño Simón preschool in Mérida, said that the problem in the institutions is more than 15 years old and has been getting worse day by day.
“It has gone from the aesthetic part, like leaks, to the health part,” Cuevas added.
In Aragua, teachers continue to protest for salary improvements while the regime ignores them.
“This school year cannot begin on September 16th because the collective bargaining agreement has not been fulfilled,” said Henry Medina, President of the Aragua Teachers’ Union.
In addition to structural problems and low teacher salaries, Venezuelan children could not return to the classroom because there are no minimum protective measures to reopen classrooms during the Covid-19 pandemic.