René Ramírez, President of the Council of Higher Education (CES for its Spanish acronym), warned students about an alleged illegal offer of master programs. The CES asked students to report such cases through the website http://app.senescyt.gob.ec.
After witnessing the advertisements of the Industrial Association of Manabi offering degrees in agreement with the University of Camilo Cienfuegos de Matanzas (Cuba), Ramirez clarified that the CES ordered the closure of the Association of Industrial Engineers of Manabi for committing an offense against the public trust and other frauds established in section 209 of the Law on Higher Education (LOES).
He explained that according to the LOES, only accredited institutions can legally offer careers. “If the careers are not legalized, the titles are not recognized by the Senescyt,” he said.