The National Council of Education (CNE) unanimously approved this Monday that in the present Christmas period the teaching in the public schools of the country conclude the Wednesday 21 of this month and not on the 23rd, as established in the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar.
The resolution, proposed by Olga Espaillatrepresentative of the Non-denominational Private Schools, had the favorable vote of edward hidalgo, president of the Dominican Association of Teachers (ADP), a union that had also supported the approval of the School Calendar. According to the decision, the Christmas holiday begins next Thursday the 22nd.
The Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic (Minerd), Ángel Hernández, When presiding over the second ordinary section of the CNE, he expressed that time must be given to recover learning and maximize the school calendar, taking advantage of as much time as possible in the classroom for students to learn.
“We are in a year of recovery, taking into account that the current school period started late, which was aggravated by Hurricane Fiona, which prevented it from starting on September 19 as planned in most centers. started on the 23rd”, observed the minister.
Other measures approved by the Council
A Minerd press release indicates that during the work session two ordinances were also approved: one that establishes the revised and adequate curriculum for the Initial, Primary and Secondary levels, and the one that establishes the preparation of contents, materials and resources for the learning.
Likewise, the Council annulled the Departmental Order 33-2019, that 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, ancell schekerVice Minister of Technical and Pedagogical Services of the Minerd, presented a report on the progress of the work of the commissions on the reform on the Education Law 66-97for learning, adult education and Extended School Day.
In this regard, Minister Hernández indicated that with the results of the work of these commissions the Dominican educational system will be revolutionized, beginning with the Education Law and the other processes, which will have a very positive impact for the future in terms of which is the orientation of the national education system, especially updating and modernizing all legislation, especially in what has to do with the evaluation of learning.
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.