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Graduations to be broadcast on WIPR this Friday


By John McPhaul

jpmcphaul@gmail.com


Education (DE) Secretary Eligio Hernández Pérez announced on Sunday that for the first time, graduation events will be held for all eighth and 12th grade classes with a television broadcast on WIPR (Channel 6) on Friday at 5 p.m.


“Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 this year, graduations have not been carried out in a traditional way. Although the DE requested that schools carry out local graduations, there is a great diversity [of ceremonies] such as, for example, graduations in parking lots, virtual graduations, caravans, among others,” Hernández Pérez said in a written statement. “However, in Education we want to recognize in an official event the almost 43,000 young people who are graduating. It will be a simple broadcast that will be made with great enthusiasm for a tribute to our graduates, their families and the school communities,”


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