Ovidio Guzmán: What was CEYCA like, the school where ‘El Ratón’ studied elementary school?

This Thursday morning, the recapture of Ovid Guzmanleader of the criminal group ‘Los Menores’, information that was confirmed around 1:00 p.m. by the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena).

The son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman he was arrested for the first time on October 17, 2019 in an operation that involved security forces and criminals; that fact was known as ‘Culiacanazo’.

One day after this fact, columnist Lourdes Mendoza shared on his Twitter account that Ovid, nicknamed ‘The Mouse’, He was part of a prestigious school located in Mexico City where, according to the communicator, he shared a classroom with Alfonso Durazo Chávez, son of Alfonso Durazo Montanocurrent Governor of Sonora.

“You won’t believe me, but looking through the yearbook of a school that @lopezobrador_ would qualify as fifiEverything seems to indicate that the son of @AlfonsoDurazo and Ovidio, the one from El Chapo, were in the same grade (sixth grade)!!! Obviously, this was a few years ago… Quiuuuuuboles!!!”, Mendoza wrote on October 18, 2019.

In her responses, the journalist indicated that it is the CEYCAa school that was part of The Legionaries of Christ.

What was CEYCA like?

The CEYCA was an institution that offered education from preschool to high school; However, the 2020-2021 school year was the last one attended since the school had had a considerable drop in enrollment for more than 10 years, in addition to the fact that the pandemic would have affected it considerably.

Located in the Tlalpan mayor’s officethe CEYCA had two locations: the first was where the preschool and primary levels were housed, while the other formed secondary and high school students.

The school belonged to the Semper Altius School Networkwhich in Spanish means ‘Always higher’, where comprehensive training is provided in Catholic and bilingual institutions, which implement the educational model of the movement Regnum Christi.

CEYCA Elementary: This was the institution

Ovid Guzman He only attended primary school at the institution. Initially, CEYCA was a school for boys; however, in its later years it became coeducational, although boys and girls took separate classes.

The educational method of this school focused on competency-based learning and problem-solving oriented of daily life, called ‘Sunrise’, where the teachers were only ‘guides’ for the students.

The institution offered a number of certificationsamong which English from the University of Cambridge stands out, as well as Microsoft and Adobe. When Guzmán was studying at this school, the last two had not yet been developed.

Its facilities were made up of classrooms, recreational areas and laboratories. Some of them were:

  • Sport areas: Volleyball, basketball and soccer courts, as well as an indoor pool and multiple sports activities room.
  • recreation and play: Swings, bars, games and special mats. There were also gardens with benches, as well as rooms for painting, dance, and music.
  • science and technology laboratories: These sites were used for physics, biology and chemistry classes. In addition, there was a computer lab and a special room for practicing math.
  • Library.
  • Coffee shop.

Ovidio Guzmán: What was CEYCA like, the school where ‘El Ratón’ studied elementary school?