The Polytechnic Council of the Polytechnic School of the Coast (Espol) resolved regarding the thesis of Jorge Glas Espinel, current Vice President of Ecuador, and Luis Raul Calle, that they both apologize to the institution, stating that the resolution was written so that it does not disturbs anyone.
The resolution 13-04-104, issued on April 30, recognizes that the work “is professionally relevant” and that “the graduation report that reflects that work has professional validation.”
The Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, in his Saturday broadcast, pointed this out: “The commission has once again confirmed the value and contribution of the thesis,” he said.
However Correa did not say were the other reflections and resolutions of the Politecnica Council. According to the resolution, “in the analysis by the Commission it found that there have been no appropriate references in the texts included in his work.”
Last year, Jorge Glas Espinel was accused of having reproduced without citing the source, entire chapters of a work published online. Meanwhile the Espol also asked the two involved to apologize to the institution “by negative public exposure to which, directly, it has been subjected, for not making appropriate references in the texts included in his work.” Now Glas and Calle has a maximum of 60 days to do so individually.
Even with the apology of the two subjects, the Polytechnic Council also formed a committee to analyse the performance of Pedro Vargas Gordillo, responsible for leading the graduation process of Glas and Calle.