The number of UNESCO Associated Schools grows with the incorporation of 17 new educational centres in Nuevo León

The Officer in Charge of the UNESCO Office in Mexico, Nuria Sanz, participated along with the Governor of Nuevo León, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, José Antonio González Treviño, Secretary of Education, Alba Martínez Olivé, Subsecretary of Primary Education of SEP and César Guerrero, Director of International Relations of CONALMEX, in the certificate and flag ceremony of the UNESCO Associated School Project Network (ASPNet), which was held on Wednesday in Monterrey.

During the ceremony, 17 UNESCO certificates were given to schools entering the programme for the first time, while seven certificates for recognition of permanence were given to other centres for their work as active members of the ASPNet during the last 6 years.

Before the United Nations representatives and special guests from several countries, Medina de la Cruz stated his commitment to tripling the number of Nuevo Leon schools associated with the ASPNet during the next two and a half years. He also announced the preparation of a proposal to work in collaboration with the UNESCO Mexico office.

Also present at the event were María de Jesús Aguirre Maldonado, head of the Office of Federal Services to Support Education in Nuevo León;  Adriana Dávila Benavides, State President of the Parents’ Associations; and Luz María Ortiz Quintos, President of the Unión Neoleonesa de Padres de Familia, AC (Nuevo Leon Parents’ Union).

Throughout Mexico, there are more than 500 schools associated with the network, from the preschool level to universities. Thanks to the new incorporations, 24 of these centres are located in the State of Nuevo León.

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