The humanitarian crisis driven by the Maduro regime does exclude the education of future generations. The migration of Venezuelans has not only left empty desks, it has also vacated teacher positions.
The beginning of the school year is at risk due to the massive migration of Venezuelans seeking a better quality of life. More than 50% of teachers have left the country.
“I believe that here absenteeism exceeds 30% in terms of the absences or dropout of teaching staff. We have to manage, in this office, about four or five daily resignations”, said Celis Rodriguez, sector education director of the Nueva Esparta state.
This situation forces, many times, to hire inexperienced staff to teach in order to cover teaching needs.
Students were also affected by instability in the application of the school food system. The exclusive program of the Ministry for Education when it arrives at schools, arrives with a deficiency of protein balance in the meals.
The end of the school year concluded with a negative balance, not only because of the lack of teachers, but also because of the repeated suspension of activities as a result of the blackouts.