With the intention of promoting astronomical knowledge, the first Panamanian Space Science Olympiad (OliPaCe) is held. The competition will serve to select in August 5 young people who will represent Panama in the Latin American Astronomy and Astronautics Olympiad, in October, in Paraguay.
Regional Director of Education of Panama Centro Petra Serracín, responsible for at least 140 education institutions, acknowledged that there are some problems but believes that they will be solved in the course of the next weeks
This Monday, March 5, the 2018 school year started in Panama, where protests over the poor conditions of some schools were felt early in the morning. Parents, guardians and students of the IPT Jeptha B. Duncan and the General Basic Center San Vicente de Paúl took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction over the failures attributed to the Panamanian education system, according to local media
President of the National Confederation of Parents Karina Herrera listed a number of aspects considered a debt by the Ministry of Education (Meduca) and that still affect some educational institutions such as slum schools, infrastructure problems, inappropriate amount of teachers and payment default for the language unit, rendering it impossible to start classes with English teachers
The migration from private to public schools will be one of the characteristics within a population that has around 800 thousand students and that will return to classes, throughout the Panamanian territory, next Monday, March 5
Barro Colorado Island is located in the middle of the narrow waist that divides the two watersheds of the Panama Canal. The island contains one of the most studied forests in the world thanks to a video-conference program that brings that jungle to the university classrooms on three continents
Panama has experienced spectacular economic growth in recent years, but the poor quality of its public education has made it one of the most unequal countries in the world