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Education insists that classes continue despite warnings from the College of Engineering

Education insists that classes continue despite warnings from the College of Engineering

Return to public classrooms across the country on August 16 to receive their students despite warnings from the College of Puerto Rico Engineers and Surveyors (CIAPR) that school structures are inappropriate, even when 10 per cent of Govt-19 cases reach a positive level.

In an interview with Radio Isla 1320 with Julio Rivera on Saturday, Education Secretary Eliezer Ramos noted that the decision was in favor of the results of reports from engineering companies hired to inspect schools after the earthquake. Island last year.

“Obviously, we have the problem of the narrow column we are repairing,” he said.

He said the Infrastructure Finance Authority (AFI) had given him about 10 months to carry out repairs this year and complete the repairs.

“There is a demand for withdrawal from communities (classes), there is a security problem and we will be vigilant about everything that can happen,” he said.

Due to the insecurity that the warning of the College of Engineering might unleash on the parents, the Secretary invited them to prepare.

“We’re talking about the product, because no one can say for sure what’s going on with the structures, what the reaction will be.

In recent days, the president of the College of Engineering and Surveyors, Engineer Juan. F. Alicia Flores condemned that the jobs described in the AFI auction do not address the seismic impact of schools to repair public schools and in many cases act only as a preventive measure. He warned that if the overall condition of the structure of each school is not fully understood, the steps to be taken to strengthen them and their costs cannot be determined.

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There has been no change in the protocol for handling Govt-19 infections

Faced with the administration of Covid-19 in schools, the owner said the protocols were still defined and no changes had been made despite the resurgence of positive events. He also did not rule out the possibility of changes in that protocol at some point.

“We ‘ve seen not only what’s happening in Puerto Rico, but also what’s happening in the United States.