Classes start with great attendance at URACCAN enclosure Las Minas
The students were organized by groups and academic areas, whose attendance will be on different days of the week.
José Garth Medina

URACCAN, through the ICI, launched the "I Care for You" campaign to promote the health of the university community

The 2020 academic year began with great student attendance at the Las Minas campus, where more than 90% of university students started their classes in the second semester, under a health protocol promoted by Dr. Alta Hooker, rector of URACCAN, through a prevention campaign launched from her Institute of Intercultural Communication (ICI).

The youths presented themselves enthusiastically to the campuses of Siuna, Rosita, Bonanza and Waslala. The first to enter classrooms in person were students from the Economic and Administrative Sciences area of Siuna.

With the motto "I take care of you and I take care of you", from the security protocol implemented by URACCAN for the prevention of Covid-19, the student government of UNEN and the university authorities toured the classrooms, where they welcomed all students and called them to practice health measures responsiblely.

"We are welcoming you to the second semester of the 2020 academic year, we are inviting you to maintain the prevention stockings, the use of masks, social estating and that is why they will be arriving by areas of knowledge to receive their classes, so as not to have agglomeration," said Sorayda Herrera Siles, academic secretary of URACCAN Las Minas.

The student government also called for maintaining prevention measures and informing itself through URACCAN's community media, both on its website and on social media, "to know what we are doing as a university, and the measures and decisions that are being taken," said Félix Aráuz, president of UNEN in Las Minas.

Accounting student Jimmy Montalván said URACCAN implements appropriate measures for the well-being of students and teachers.

Organization of the study in the face of the crisis

In the enclosure Las minas has organized the attendance of students in blocks, by areas of knowledge. To this end, it was established that students from the area of Economic and Administrative Sciences attend on Mondays and Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Thursdays will arrive the students of Humanities, Legal and Social Sciences, Intercultural Nursing; Friday and Saturday science, technology and environment students; and saturday Humanities, Legal and Social Sciences with students of Social Sciences with mention in Local Development.

In the case of the university extensions of Rosita, Bonanza and Waslala, classes are maintained by meeting and regular where the prevention measures established in the URACCAN protocol are also implemented.

Ph.D Leonor Ruiz Calderón, vice-chancellor of Las Minas, said it is a joy to have students back in their classrooms with our teaching staff, who are prepared to continue the curriculum of the SECOND semester, which will be face-to-face and virtual for the sake of the university community.

URACCAN Las Minas has a student population of 1,596 students, among indigenous, mixed-race and Afro-descendants who come from Rosita, Bonanza, Waslala and Siuna. In addition, it has a teaching plant of 49 permanent and 154 teachers schedules that ensure the teaching-learning processes.