The ACPES stressed that, according to data they have collected, no less than 30 schools will stop teaching this 2021.
The representatives of the Association of Private Schools of El Salvador (ACPES) requested this Monday to the Board of Directors of the Legislative Assembly to urgently address, this week, the reform of the Trust Law for the Economic Recovery of Salvadoran Companies (FIREMPRESA), which would enable the sector to access loans through Bandesal.
ACPES, a union that brings together around 500 schools in the country, presented the petition in writing.
Javier Hernández Amaya, president of the ACPES, specified that the bill that they are asking to be discussed and approved is the one that the Minister of Economy recently presented to the Legislature, with a view to favoring both that sector, as well as school transport businessmen , artists and the disabled.
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The leader of the union of schools indicated that from this reorientation of funds $ 30 million dollars would be made available to that sector for working capital loans and other lines of credit, in accordance with what the Economy and Education authorities they raised in a meeting they had in late January.
“What we have as a presentiment is that the deputies who are so in love with the electoral campaign are not taking care of their parliamentary work, to which they are due at this moment and that they let this initiative sleep, while we are as urged to have that kind of support ”, he expressed.
Hernández Amaya stressed that the sector bears financial damage that was exacerbated by the pandemic, which in some cases has forced the closure of schools and in others the suspension of enrollment for this 2021 school year.
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“The latest information we have is that no less than 30 private schools did not open enrollment for this year 2021,” he said.
As the president of ACPES warned, access to these loans would allow them to get ahead with the investments they have to make, in order to meet the demands that the Ministry of Health has placed on them when they return to face-to-face classes.
“What we are requesting is that the commissions be convened as soon as possible to study, give due process to this issue and go to the plenary for approval this week,” he insisted.
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