The National Union of Parents of Students and Students of Senegal (UNAPEES) held a statutory meeting of the extended national executive council that brings together all departmental coordinations and focal points at regional level, this Saturday, October 24, 2020, in the City Council of Rufisque. The meeting’s agenda concerns the evaluation of the academic year 20219/2020 with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the presentation of concrete proposals for resuming classes for the academic year 2020/2021 and for the holding of the constitutive congress of the future international federation of parents of students here in Senegal.
According to Abdoulaye Fané, President of UNAPEES, “the preparation for the 2020/2021 school year is very problematic because it involves about 4 million students. It is certain that the health protocol that has been implemented will have to be revised because there are certain individual and collective prevention provisions that can pose a problem. There is also a supply of prevention materials to deal with this pandemic, even if it is decreasing.
Last year’s results exceeded expectations. With the analyzes that we carried out with our scientific committee, we saw that there was never a synergy that would make all the components come together and in a united way, to work with the perspective of ensuring that the exams are done in good condition ”.
When pronouncing on the issue of private establishments that require the parents of students to pay the months of April, May and June that Abdoulaye Fané considers a scam, the latter declares that “we had to regret it for a long time because we do not understand a service that is not provided or paid for. He also took the opportunity to inform the Senegalese that UNAPEES will host here in Senegal the constitutive congress of the future international federation of parents of students on December 19.
Present at this meeting, Me Massokhna Kane, President of SOS Consumers said that he was present at the meeting to go beyond UNAPEES, especially in the field of justice. “I am committed to being with them to help them with what little I know in the legal field. We took the opportunity to ask the authorities to solve this problem with private schools, ”he said. ..