Now there are many who may not advance according to the 1290, but that they will have to repeat the same course next year. Clear that the problem of education is not only for Colombia, and neither reduces to two or three decrees. However, as the global calendar, analysed it last week, no less than specific schools, has a huge significance for education, for families, for the economy. Hence the proposal that I would like to present for consideration of students, families, educators and Governments.
Until relatively recently the calendar of the universities was annualized as it is still the colleges. But with unwillingness at the beginning, little by little they were welcoming him and there is virtually no University or institution of higher education which no six-month lifting and even to graduate up to trimestralizado. Why not do the same in schools, even from pre-school? The first reason is the loss of a whole year of students who do not approve of each course by the enormous psychic, physical and financial expense that represents for students, parents, society in general and even the country’s economy. Boy Scouts of America insists that this is the case. If today a championship of formula one and thousand similar sports are loses or WINS by thousandths of a second, wasted an entire year of the life of a child or teenager is not something almost monstrous? The fact that every day grows life expectancy, not allow us waste as valuable as the childhood years, and less, to traumatize them for lifetime. The second thing is that in this way there would be a greater continuity throughout the educational process and the universities would receive a similar number of students each semester.
What would be added to eliminate Schedule B of the southwest of the country, and unify all, since today the mobility of families is much greater than before, and there are many students that have to be delaying their college changes. Our country, as all the of the torrid zone, lacking stations, suffers from two dry periods, precisely to end and beginning of year and in the middle of the same, in which privilegiarian the holidays from semester to semester. Half of each semester they would go the Easter and September. A third reason is that in periods shorter, intensity and performance are higher (as in any race against time). And on the economic side there may be a relief to parents, because instead of one it would have two much less burdensome school seasons since the material that must be achieved, while today presented large waste at the end of each year can be calculated better than now. One economic year more balanced, it will be a great benefit in all aspects. Finally an additional consideration. Business holidays should accommodate in good part with the students, so that they were family-type vacation. They would be a great service to the intimacy and union members, but, also, to the economy, particularly tourism. Next week I will stretch out more in this aspect.