February 26, 2021

Canary Islands classrooms have better data on the virus than the national average


The Minister of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands, Manuela Armas, celebrates the good data presented by the Autonomous Community in relation to the incidence of the pandemic in schools during the Sectorial Conference on Education that was held yesterday. During the telematic meeting, the different regions presented the situation in which they are after the start of the second quarter and Armas stressed that, “although the general situation of the country is quite good, the Canary Islands stands out for its excellent data.”

The counselor regretted that in other communities there are centers that have to remain closed due to the appearance of different outbreaks and that in many areas telematic teaching is being carried out. In this sense, the latest data provided by the Ministry of Education indicates that the groups of Infant, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate quarantined by Covid-19 remain at 0.4%. In other words, of the 17,000 existing groups in public, subsidized and private educational centers in the Canary Islands, a total of 79 are in isolation, when a positive is registered among their teachers or students.

In the aforementioned Sector Conference, which holds more meetings with the communities due to the pandemic, it has always been agreed on the importance of maintaining face-to-face classes.

Armas explained that one of the main aspects that was addressed in yesterday’s meeting had to do with the distribution of funds from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Spanish Economy, which will have more than 4,500 million euros for Education. The Ministry of Education has presented up to four projects in this regard to qualify for part of the money. Armas announced that in the coming weeks it will be known which projects obtain European funding and celebrated that, whatever happens, the investment will be important for Vocational Training (FP).

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