The National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) reported that it will resume its activities in person from the 2022-2 semester, which will begin on January 31 of next year.
This was announced by the general director of the institution, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, in the third ordinary session of the General Advisory Council of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).
Likewise, the head of the IPN indicated that the teachers and the Educational Support and Assistance Personnel will also resume face-to-face activities on January 4, 2022, so that in the coming days, the IPN Administration Secretariat will issue a circular with the return details.
“Almost two years after the pandemic, with all the lessons learned and the resilience capacity strengthened, the National Polytechnic Institute will be able to take on new challenges, which is why this house of studies will start the 2022-2 semester on January 31, face-to-face”, said Reyes Sandoval when offering a message to the polytechnic community for the end of the year.
He announced that in the first weeks of January 2022, the Academic, Research and Postgraduate Secretariats will hold meetings with the directors of the academic units to define the details of the return.
He also highlighted the participation of the Polytechnic in the International Commission of Experts, convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), to contribute to global work on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.
And he also thanked the undergraduate doctors and social service providers of the Nursing degree, who were on the front line of care for patients infected by COVID-19.
“The polytechnics (…) took on the task of contributing their knowledge and experience to combat the pandemic, through scientific and academic actions. We offered prototypes and research such as the construction of mechanical ventilators, the development of infrared thermometers and face masks with nanoparticle filters, the manufacture of masks and intubation boxes for medical personnel, in addition to the creation of the geographical data visualization platform of the pandemic and the COVID-19 data variation analysis platform,” he recalled.