Minedu announces that 100% return to classes will be given in March 2022: “in an urgent manner”

Minedu: Back to classes in March 2022 will not be postponed. Photo: Andina.

Following the president’s announcements Pedro Castillo and the head of the sector, Carlos Gallardo, the Ministry of Education (Minedu) released a statement seeking to clarify on what conditions will be given for the return to face-to-face classes in 2022.

According to the letter, the return to the classrooms will be given 100% in March of next year and in an urgent mannerHowever, they point out that it will be flexible, although they do not explain whether they mean that blended attendance will continue or that attendance will not be mandatory.

“With the effort of all and all, as announced by the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo Terrones, this return will be flexible, decentralized and in an urgent manner that will be 100% from March 2022”says the statement.

To achieve the return to face-to-face classes in March 2022, the Minedu He specified that they have strengthened the health protocol against COVID-19 so that they are safe spaces for “teachers, administrative staff and students.”

“We promote working meetings with regional governments, regional education directorates and civil society actors that support the return to classes”, it reads.

The Minedu statement contradicts what was tweeted yesterday by the head of the sector Carlos Gallardo, who assured that face-to-face classes would only return 99% in the middle of the next year.

“In 100 days of Government, we continue working to strengthen our educational system and recover the learning of children, youth and adults. All this effort by Minedu points towards a 99% return to the classroom by July 2022 ″, tweeted after Pedro Castillo’s speech for his 100 days in office from Ayacucho.

In another publication, Carlos Gallardo explained that “this return to face-to-face and blended classes to 99% by mid-2022 will begin from the beginning of the school year in a gradual, safe, flexible and decentralized manner in March ”, just as the president announced.

It should be noted that the premier Mirtha Vásquez also handles the same message as Gallardo. Before receiving the vote of confidence, the president of the Council of Ministers explained to Congress that the goal set by the Government is that “For the month of March 2022, the presence is gradually returned so that in July 2022 99% of educational institutions fully attend”.


This Wednesday, the Minister of Education appointed Roy Carlos Palacios Ávalos, as Vice Minister of Institutional Management of the Ministry of Education (Minedu), through a supreme resolution published in the official newspaper El Peruano.

It should be noted that Palacios Avalos replaces the teacher Wilfredo Tomas Rimari Arias, who has served in the position since August 2021.

Likewise, it is noted that the vice minister is part of the National Federation of Workers in Education of Peru (Fetatep), a union founded in 2017 by President Pedro Castillo and to which the Minister of Education, Carlos Gallardo, also belongs.

Palacios Ávalos works to date as secretary of the Pasco de la Fenatep subsidiary and was councilor of the district of Pallanchacra (Pasco) for the Somos Perú party between 2011 and 2014.


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