Governor Pedro Pierluis Urrutia withdrew today, Saturday, from appointing Elba Abbunte Santos to head the Education Ministry after the Senate Appointments Committee submitted a negative report to the official.
In written statements, Pierluesi Urrutia asserted that Aponte Santos was necessary to achieve the reopening of schools and the start of face-to-face classrooms and assured in turn that he would immediately inform who would appoint the Head of Education temporarily basis.
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“During the afternoon, I was informed of the decision by the majority of the Senate Nominations Committee on the report that does not recommend the confirmation of Professor Elba Aponte as Minister of Education. After talks with Professor Abonte, I withdraw her appointment,” the executive said hours after the committee issued the negative report.
“Professor Abonte has all the qualifications and has played an essential role in directing the safe reopening of schools, as it has happened. In addition, she has always prioritized the education of children in the general education system. I have nothing but words of thanks for her separation and her commitment to educating our future generations and I am sure it is He will continue to contribute to our people. “
According to Report submitted by the CommissionMany senators and senators are left with doubts about handling situations such as earthquake-affected schools and how Southwest children can be accommodated, among other things.
“As for the directives in the Education Department, I will immediately inform who the temporary appointment will be. We will continue to work, without stopping, until our schools are safe and ready to reopen classes, as I said before. We will continue to focus on fixing the short pillars, especially in building and repairing schools in the affected areas.” From earthquakes, and my commitment to education will not cease because this is where we are shaping the future of our island. ” He said.