Mexico City.-The Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma, reported that the Government seeks to have the Safe Backpack program applied as a mandatory standard. In an interview, the official explained that last Sunday he met with the Secretaries of the industry in the entities to eventually adopt a permanent program.
«In several states throughout the year, objects that should not be in school have been found; we think a protocol like Safe Backpack is important,» he said. Moctezuma stated that the SEP holds meetings with psychologists, anthropologists and sociologists to develop a definitive proposal.
See the issue very carefully because we want to solve it with a mandatory standard,» he said.
If the resolution succeeds, parents would be responsible for the operation. Earlier this year, in Torreón, Coahuila, a child caused the death of his teacher and another person before killing himself and injuring six classmates. Go against ‘patito’ schools
The Ministry of Public Education is preparing an initiative to curb «duckling» schools while certifying the quality of campuses.» We want, with this Law that we are drafting, to manage to put a stop to the ‘duckling’ universities, because many young people invest their savings, their effort and their hope in a university study, thinking that they are in a good university and this does not cover the minimum standards,» explained the agency’s owner, Esteban Moctezuma.The official met with morena, PES and PT benches in the Senate for the opening of the regular session.
«One of the things we want is to certify that a person is entering an institution that will give them what they promise,» he raised.
Moctezuma also informed the senators of the bankruptcy of nine autonomous public universities, with whose authorities, he detailed, articulate a «support plan» in exchange for them committing to implementing austerity measures.
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