ALBA-TCP countries coordinate efforts to improve education in times of COVID-19

The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Peoples-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), agreed today to exchange educational experiences and implement good practices among nations, in the context of the pandemic of
Covid-19 that has affected the development of educational systems.

During a telematic meeting of the Ministers of Education of the countries that make up the ALBA-TCP, with headquarters in Caracas, the nations of the bloc aimed to strengthen educational processes « that involve information and communication technologies as training mechanisms during the pandemic. « 

From Venezuela, the executive secretary of ALBA-TCP, Sacha Llorenti, said tonight that « we express our concern about the social, human and economic crisis caused by the pandemic of the Covid-19, which affects the educational system of all countries « .

Consequently, the spokesperson for the integration body made the distance education program called « each family a school » available to all ALBA-TCP countries, which includes mass training using the mainstream media such as television and radio.

Llorenti reported that the countries of the regional bloc have reached, after the meeting, concrete agreements that allow the implementation of better educational policies in the midst of the restrictions of the pandemic and for the benefit of the peoples.

In addition, he highlighted that « ALBA has managed to make 3 million 815 thousand 92 people literate in education, almost four million, through the different programs, » and stressed that more than 22 thousand doctors have graduated as a result of internal agreements of ALBA-TCP.

ALBA-TCP is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Venezuela.

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