Classes in public schools in Cartagena have been paralyzed for more than a week, due to the fact that the District has not contracted cleaning or security services.
A few days before starting classes in 2023, thousands of children from the Heroic City returned to their homes in a fact that has outraged parents and teachers who have staged protests throughout the city.
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Faced with this crisis in education in Cartagena, the Attorney General’s Office opened a disciplinary investigation, apparently due to management negligence at the head of the former director of logistics support for the mayor’s office, Didier Jesús Torres Zúñiga.
Crisis in education is a blow to the future of thousands of Cartagena children and to a city affected by poverty
In the educational establishments, the surveillance and cleaning of the classrooms went from more to less and the operators had to redouble their functions due to the departure of personnel…
Evidence compiled by the Public Prosecutor’s Office shows the possible offense that the former official could have incurred by not planning, allegedly, the hiring of the security company for the educational institutions of the District in 2023.
“In the educational establishments, the surveillance and cleaning of the classrooms went from more to less and the operators had to redouble their functions due to the departure of personnel. To this is added the strange death of a guard and the increase in criminal acts in the surroundings of the pedagogical centers”, indicates the Public Ministry.
The situation led the Cartagena Provincial Instruction Office to carry out preventive actions on the issue that, without being resolved, led to the disciplinary decision against the former official, who was on the payroll of the Cartagena Mayor’s Office until last February.
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The control entity, in view of the facts, required the district administration and the person involved to document the steps taken to hire the surveillance company, as well as the budget allocated for this item, among other evidence.
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The District Education Secretariat has not yet provided explanations and possible solutions to this crisis that affects the future of thousands of Cartagena children and a city affected by extreme poverty.