The State Secretary for Education, Sports and Culture, Professor Josué Modesto dos Passos Subrinho, spent the past few days in nine schools of the state education network, where he was able to familiarize himself with the structure of the teaching units there, talk to the school community and see the real needs of the schools. This Monday, the 10th, he went to the south of Sergipe, where he first went to the Colégio Estadual Severiano Cardoso, in Boquim. With approximately 800 enrolled students, the school serves primary and secondary school students.
The director of Severiano Cardoso, Adriana dos Santos Anchieta, showed a computer lab with 18 computers, a reading room, kitchen supplies and various infrastructure locations. All classrooms are air-conditioned, and the students received uniforms and school supplies. “It is important that the secretary brings this vision closer to the schools. This is a very positive point of the current administration, this opportunity that we have to talk so closely, at which point we can present our needs”, said the director.
This was followed by a visit by Seduc’s secretary to the Padre Gumercindo dos Santos State School, also in Boquim, where he was received by the principal, Joice Grasielle Santos Castro. At the time of the visit, some groups of students were in the yard watching a movie, while others were participating in a fruit salad workshop, both activities being part of the Children’s Week program. With four classrooms and eight classes of lower elementary school, the school is attended by 189 students. Its structure has a huge space on which in the future a multi-sport playground or more classrooms could be built, for higher grades of elementary school, which are the demands of the school community.
Still in the south of Sergipe, Secretary Josué Modesto went to Umbaúba and visited the Colégio Estadual Prefeito Anfilófio Fernandes Viana, where he was received by the principal, Simone de Ávila Oliveira. With 776 students enrolled in secondary schools and youth and adult education, the school has a full teaching staff. One of the most urgent requirements is a sports field. According to Professor Josué Modesto, the company that won the tender has already signed a contract and construction of the field will begin soon. The school currently has 14 students participating in the Student Monitor program, and the secretary spoke with some of them. It was the case of young Elaine Zito dos Santos. “Our job is to help colleagues to improve their learning, because in class some are shy and it is difficult to communicate with professors. The closer we are to them, the more comfortable they are and everything is easier,” he explained.
Schools in Aracaj and the Metropolitan Region
Last Friday, the 7th, Professor Josué Modesto visited schools in Aracaj and Grande Aracaj. In the capital, he stayed at the Music Conservatory of Sergipe, where he was received by the coordinator Rodrygo Besteti de Campos. The music teaching unit has a hall in the process of renovation. The conservatory has approximately 1,200 students attending music courses, continuous initial training (FIC), technical courses and music workshops. Secretary Josué Modesto got to know the entire structure, which has rehearsal rooms, archives, theory rooms, musicalization rooms, music bank and a computer laboratory with 25 computers. The news is that registrations for another selection procedure for the Conservatory of Music are scheduled for November.
He then went to Nossa Senhora do Socorro, whose first school he visited was the Poeta José Sampaio Center of Excellence, located in Parque dos Farois. With 539 enrolled students, the school offers regular primary and secondary education. Musical instruments, computer equipment and other materials for pedagogical use were purchased with Profina funds. The teaching unit has a block that is planned for adaptation, where a roof will be installed, and a school garden. Professor Josué Modesto got to know the whole structure and talked with the management about the needs of the school.
Then there was a visit to the Alfredo Montes State School, whose spacious premises serve 394 high school students. Coordinator Roniclécia de Oliveira showed the entire structure, such as the library and the IT classroom with 16 computers used by students. Josué Modesto spoke with chefs, interns and other servers. He was also at the João Arlindo de Jesus State School, where he was received by Secretary Daniel, who emphasized the importance of the visit. “He can see the reality of the school structure, so he can see what can be improved. We can say that under his leadership, our school has already made a lot of progress, as far as investments in infrastructure and technology are concerned, which was a turning point,” he said. The teaching unit has 283 enrolled students.
Another visit on Friday was the public school Zumbi dos Palmares, which serves 380 students in upper primary education. According to secretary Fabian Almeida dos Santos, the school is in high demand in the community. It has a library, an IT classroom with 13 computers and an auxiliary room that serves 11 special students. In a conversation with some teachers, Josué Modesto announced that the school will soon undergo renovation and expansion works.
Professor Josué Modesto also went to the Gilberto Freire Center of Excellence, at a time when students participated in several elective courses. The school has been providing regular high school education for four years and currently has about 670 enrolled students. The secretary found out about the students’ involvement when he learned that the school will be present at Cienart on October 21 with the presentation of three projects.
The Gilberto Freire Center of Excellence is a well-equipped school with ramps for accessibility, a sports field, a laboratory, an auditorium and a library. Principal Liertes Pereira dos Santos pointed out that “it is crucial that the secretary of education is personally here at the school to see what we do, how we do it, to see our difficulties and our virtues. It is an opportunity to show good things, but also the needs of the school. We are very grateful for this visit.”
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