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School dropout rates have skyrocketed because families have no resources to pay for Internet access to online classes and educational materials.
A survey conducted by the local outlet "El Heraldo Plus" revealed that over 246,000 students are excluded from the educational system in Honduras due to a lack of resources to access online classes amid the pandemic.
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"I took my daughter out of school because it is silly that she attends classes at home. We do not have money for Internet, teachers demand a lot of homework. Kids are not learning and we are poor," a mother claimed.
As of Apr. 14, the SE enrolled 1,676,006 students, 1,446,805 of whom are in public schools and 229,201 in the private sector. The outlet evinced that students who do not receive classes go to work with their parents or stay on the streets without observing COVID-19 health preventive measures.
"My children have not received classes at all this year because Internet is needed on a daily basis and people have no money. There is no work and I feel sorry for the kids because they are losing the year," another interviewee said.