The head of indigenous education of the Secretary of Education in Yucatan, Higinio Chan Acosta, explained that graduated indigenous teachers areasking for the inclusion and formalization of the Mayan language in schools all over the state.
In that sense, he explained that they are looking for a formalization, so that all children have access to the indigenous language.
“Indigenous education must be formalized, there are thousands of indigenous teachers that can instruct the students properly. In an upcoming national conference, we will be working to preserve the Maya and other indigenous languages, and make sure these get institutionalized”, Chan Acosta said.
To finish the interview, the indigenous leader mentioned that the national anthem will be adapted to be sung also in the Yucatecan mother tongue, Maya.
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