National authorities participated, this Friday the 27th, in the inauguration of a school and a high school that serve some 600 students. The works required an investment of more than 130 million pesos. The president of the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Robert Silva, said that education is going through a process of transformation that cannot be postponed, which implies taking on challenges of various kinds.
They accompanied Silva at the inauguration of the premises of high school no. 3 the general director of Secondary, Jenifer Cherro; the mayor of Tacuarembo, Wilson Ezquerra; the director of the center, Laura Odriozola, and local authorities.
The new building, located in the city of Tacuarembó, includes six classrooms, two laboratories, a drawing room, a computer room and accessibility conditions. The old center was founded in 1986 and today houses 500 students, organized in two shifts, and classes are taught by 95 teachers. The amount allocated to this construction was about 80 million pesos.
Silva stressed in his speech that education must adapt to the requirements of the new generations, realities and technological changes and project into the future. In fact, it is going through a process of transformation that cannot be postponed, he stressed.
The hierarch ended his speech inviting to take on the challenges of the future and to defend public education and urged those present to transform it through the greatest possible consensus. He emphasized that “the important thing is that things happen” and urged everyone involved to actively fight for a better education.
For her part, Jenifer Cherro assured that the authorities will continue working to achieve the aforementioned transformation. He agreed with Silva that it is an unavoidable and urgent fact and assured that “it is time to promote changes” to achieve the democratization of the educational system. “Educating is shaping the future, and the future is built today,” he concluded.
After the interventions, artistic presentations were developed, the corresponding ribbon cutting and the discovery of an allusive plaque.
School No. 124 inaugurated premises
On the occasion, Silva mentioned the need to establish a strategic alliance between the teaching teams of the schools and the families, in order to continue seeking education and integration. He reiterated that the change must incorporate technology, as well as the modification of plans and programs, and support the officials that make up the system.
In her turn, the general director of Primary, Graciela Fabeyro, pointed out that this achievement will make it possible to improve teaching conditions. Likewise, she highlighted the committed and professional work of the officials that make up the organization.
The building includes a local area of 300 square meters —of which 170 were recycled—, 330 covered exteriors and 900 new pavement. The total investment was 53 million pesos.
School No. 124 was created in 1977 and has been operating as a full-time center since 2019. There are 198 students who receive classes from nine teachers, in addition to teachers of English, physical education and art.
Mayor Ezquerra, the director of the aforementioned school, María Casco, and departmental authorities accompanied the inauguration, which included the cutting of the ribbon, artistic performances and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.