The Return To School In The Peruvian Highlands

In a few days thousands of students return to school. The Ministry of Education of Peru has approved the date of commencement of work for the upcoming March 13, 2006, the day on which the Puno Region plans to reopen the doors of more than four thousand among educational institutions, primary and secondary schools. Some state schools have already announced to start the dictation of the work, even from Monday, March 6, so that in recent days have seen huge queues of parents seeking to enroll their minor children where they feel the most appropriate institutions for education. Every year, the parents have killed crashing an indisputable reality. Education is not free as the government argues, however in March will be one of those months where more spending will have to do, because not only is the cost of the shares of the Apaf (Parents Association), but also the purchase of school supplies and even the same uniform.

Each parent will spend as at least 300 new soles to cover the cost of each school-age children, of course, if the estimate provides for “rebajitas” you can get to buy school supplies and uniform in the informal market. With regard to the circumstances that we have in the Puno region to start this school year, the regional director of education in our department, Professor Romulo Borda Asensio, said that this year will seek to have better conditions to start the school year in relation to previous processes. We are doing everything possible to coordinate with the Local Management Units (UGEL) on issues such as infrastructure, curriculum design and teacher recruitment, said the official.