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Graduations to be broadcast on WIPR this Friday

By John McPhaul


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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