Our main goal is the education of children and adolescents: SEED

Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 38 min ago

  • Ruben Calderon Luján appears before the Education Committee of the State Congress

  • He recognized the work and commitment of teachers and the essential support of parents in social isolation due to COVID-19

The education system is great, in which there are important achievements, achievements and progress, prioritizing the best interests of children and young people, especially in the face of the significant gap due to the impact of social closure and the COVID-19 pandemic; said the Secretary of Education, Ruben Calderon Luján, during his presentation to the Committee on Education of the State Congress.

As part of the brilliance of the sixth year of the government of Jose Rosas Aispuro Torres, the secretary highlighted and recognized the participation of teachers, parents and administrative staff who, even in trouble, even in the absence of vaccines, always demonstrated the will to join forces; “We have built a working team that speaks the same language and moves in the same direction,” he said.

In his report, he refers to the educational coverage in the different educational models, which in the 21-22 academic year reached a total of 531 thousand 105 students, attended by 33 thousand 906 teachers, in six thousand 19 federally supported schools, state, private and autonomous.

He highlighted that Durango is the first state to address the social-emotional needs of students, parents and teachers in a timely manner through the Con Empathy program and is one of the first eight to implement the national Pasos Firmes strategy to address and prevent language delay , communication and mathematics.

He pointed out that on the subject of basic education, school coverage has been expanded to 98 percent and the level of study of Duranguens has been raised from 9.4 to 9.7 school grades on average. Currently, 97 out of every 100 Durangoans know how to read and write. 77 thousand 335 students are enrolled in the high school stage of secondary education, who attend 359 educational institutions.

Through the subsystems Open High School and Community Telehigh School, more than six thousand students from the most remote regions of the entity are served, which has allowed reaching 79.14 percent of coverage in the high school stage.

In higher education there is a record of 59 thousand 182 students; 50,807 of them are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, including 3,163 enrolled in teacher training institutions; three thousand 192 pursue a career as a university professional technician and five thousand 183 pursue postgraduate studies; all of them are enrolled in 169 educational centers, which represents a coverage of 34.54 percent, that is, 34 out of every hundred young people have vocational training.

In the basic education infrastructure, educational spaces were increased in the 39 municipalities of the state to achieve 2,278 educational spaces. While in higher education, schools were strengthened with 42 new spaces that include classrooms, rehabilitation, external affairs and annexes, benefiting 5,837 students.

In higher education, three universities of technology, two polytechnics and three institutes of technology were visited, promoting physical infrastructure projects with the construction of 196 educational spaces, such as classrooms, workshops, external works and annexes, serving 27 thousand 123 students.

On the other hand, based on the General Law of the Professional Teaching Service and currently in the General Law of the Teacher Career System, from 2016 to date and in terms of admission processes, 5109 positions have been permanently appointed. 324 teachers were promoted to technical directors and 110 to school leaders; Another 1,440 took advantage of incentive promotions.

He indicated that the salary of 8,170 teachers in the Teaching career was normalized; the “Administrative Career” program was reactivated and 16,205 jobs were based; Fixed 8,237 assignment discrepancies.

Similarly, Article 35 of the Organic Law of the Public Administration of the State of Durango was reformed and the State Law on Education was restructured to harmonize its content with that established by the new General Law on Education; restructuring of the Internal Regulations and the General Organizational Guide. He further pointed out that one hundred percent transparency has been achieved in the last two years.

He mentioned that in each of the actions carried out in SEED, there has always been a team effort and a respectful and open relationship with the trade union sections of the SNTE, the State Union of Teachers in the Service of Telesecundarias, with all the social organizations: “with those of us, who build consensus and reach agreements, always considering the priority of the educational service,” he concluded.

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