The Federation of University Students of Ecuador (FEUE) yesterday raised that the evaluation to students of ultimate levels of the Medicine careers in the country, which will be held by the Council of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education (Ceaaces for its Spanish acronym), be diagnostic and non-punitive.
The President of the FEUE Javier Rojas, proposes to amend Article 103 of the the Higher Education Law (LOES for its Spanish acronym), in order to avoid “a greater crisis by the shortage of doctors,” he said.
That article provides that in the case that a higher percentage than 60% of students of a career do not pass the exam for two consecutive years, this will be suppressed.
The leader said that the authorities have not given the guidelines on how the tests will be conducted and criticized that an evaluation plan according to the reality of each career has not been submitted.
The member of Ceaaces Hólger Capa, said that the request to change the LOES is a competence of the Assembly.