The thesis of the Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas comprises 146 pages, but more than half should be omitted “as irrelevant,” according to the Polytechnic Council resolution presented on last April 30.
In the report of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Espol must put an annex on the thesis Glas highlighting that “the first and second chapters are irrelevant regarding the context of the graduation report and it’s reading should be omitted.” These two chapters represent a total of 34 pages in the work. In these texts there is no reference to the authors, according to public complaints of former assemblymen Galo Lara and Jorge Escala.
The academic institution noted that “after the ten conclusions and recommendations prior to the bibliography should also be omitted as irrelevant“. This represents another 47 pages.
All these cuts totals 81 pages which the Espol considered irrelevant in the 146 pages thesis of Glas, which earned him his electrical engineering degree upon graduation in September 2008, along with Luis Calle Gomez.
On Saturday, May 25, the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated that “the University where Glas studied confirmed that the report has a valid professional graduation.”