The National Council of Education (CNE) unanimously approved this Monday that in the current Christmas period teaching in public schools ends on Wednesday, December 21.
The resolution proposed by the representative of the Non-Denominational Private Schools, Olga Espaillat, had the favorable vote of the president of the Dominican Association of Teachers (ADP), Eduardo Hidalgo.
For its part, the Christmas holiday will begin on Thursday 22.
When presiding over the second ordinary section of the CNE, the Minister of Education, Ángel Hernández, expressed that it is necessary to maximize the school calendar.
“We are in a year of recovery, taking into account that the current school term started late, which was aggravated by Hurricane Fiona, which prevented the start of the school on September 19 as planned in most of the centers. on the 23rd,” he said.
During the work session, two ordinances were approved: one that establishes the revised and adequate curriculum for the Initial, Primary and Secondary levels. And another on the preparation of content, materials and resources for learning.
Likewise, the Council annulled departmental order 33-2019, which established the design and implementation of the gender policy in MINERD.
A report was also presented on the National Induction Plan for new teachers, by Frank D’Oleo, Vice Minister of Teacher Accreditation and Certification.
Likewise, Minerd’s Vice Minister of Technical and Pedagogical Services, Ancell Scheker, presented a report on the progress of the work of the commissions on the reform of the Education Law 66-97, for learning, adult education and Extended School Day.
During the CNE meeting, Julio Cordero, administrative vice minister; Ancell Scheker, Vice Minister of Technical and Educational Services; Oscar Amargos, Vice Minister of Supervision and Quality Control of Education, and Ronaldo Reyes Luna, Vice Minister of Planning and Development.