The cruel pandemic knows no dissimulation. Well, without any consideration, the condemned virus has placed the social inequalities that prevail in Nuevo León and the inefficiency of some institutions, including the SEP, on the threshold of transparency.
Indeed, after almost a year and a half in confinement, not all the children have been able to return to face-to-face classes; Although it has been said that little by little the number of face-to-face attendance will increase, until now, only 3 percent of children have had that privilege.
It is not possible to return to face-to-face classes because most public schools are not able to comply with the sanitary rules of the Ministry of Health, among others, a triple control of each infant: wash hands and check temperature when leaving home; gel and temperature check upon entering the educational campus; and again, upon entering the classroom, go through the gel dispenser and the thermometer.
But, how to meet these requirements if in the kit that the SEP delivers to each public school for a year, upon request, there are only three brooms, three mops, three dustpans, a 25-liter chlorine jug and one of pinol. . In the kit (English term used by the SEP to refer to the indicated cleaning supplies, not to mean first aid kit, which is what this word means in English) there is no first aid medicine, no gel, alcohol , no soap to wash your hands.
I must say that this information was obtained from the teaching and administrative staff of different schools that I have contact with on my Facebook, they ignored if the schools that returned to face-to-face classes have been provided with something more than a cleaning kit to protect the children. Children of the coronavirus, it is most likely that yes; but it is urgent that all of them be provided with these inputs.
Now, if, as is public knowledge, the schools are abandoned: in not a few there is no water, or there is low pressure due to old and broken pipes, glass is missing in the windows, the bathrooms do not work, the grass is very overgrown. , there are rat infestations, etc., does this not mean an abandonment to children who do not have the privilege of attending a private school?
Sad panorama if, as Freud says, childhood is destiny, in the sense that the experiences lived during the first years are fundamental because they definitively mark the path that the individual will follow during his life, it is likely that the future of thousands of infants is already committed, this as a consequence of the weight of the burden of frustrations due to the poverty in which thousands of children live the pandemic.
So if Freud is not mistaken, then it would not be of much use for the SEP, at the moment the student joins the face-to-face classes, to carry out, as has been said, “a diagnostic assessment, with the aim of knowing their level. of school achievement ”; this would be insufficient.
Ideally, a psychological assessment should also be carried out to detect possible affectations in infants, thereby preventing them from turning into serious psychological or psychosocial problems in the medium or long term.
Effects that perhaps in not a few cases are only the result of long isolation, lack of socialization, but also due to the effects of intrafamily violence that in not a few homes increased with confinement.
Efrén Vazquez Esquivel