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Problems beset many Jalisco schools, report says

Although the Jalisco government has been patting itself on the back for overseeing the relatively smooth process of restarting face-to-face classes after an 18-month hiatus, not all is completely well with the educative infrastructure in the state, the State Human Rights Commission (CEDHJ) revealed in a report released this week.

Firstly, the survey noted that 23 percent of the state’s teaching and administrative staff have not been fully inoculated against Covid-19. In addition, it said 37 percent of schools in Jalisco lack Internet service, thus reducing the effectiveness of “hybrid” system that combines both in-person and distance learning.

The survey discovered that 13 percent of schools in Jalisco do not have potable water, and five percent operate without being connected to the power grid. Just over half of the school directors interviewed for the CEDHJ sampling said they lacked the financial resources to acquire cleaning, maintenance and disinfection material, the report noted.

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