“We have 100% of the classrooms. With the arrival of private children, I went from 28 to 35 students. The situation is quite heavy, ”Guadalupe, the fictional name of a Panamanian teacher at a public school, told EFE. seen as the pandemic is forcing students from the private sector to migrate to a state system that has been handicapped for years.
Education was the first thing that paralyzed Panama due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the second week of March. A few days later, the closure of non-essential trade was ordered, a measure that continues 5 months later and has a semi-paralyzed economy, with the consequent loss of the population’s purchasing power.