The President of the Republic Lenin Moreno criticized on Wednesday the policies of the Government of Rafael Correa (2007-2017) in higher education. He said that it is a lack of vision that the fourth most populated city in the country, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, has not had a public university and that it is a question of generating, according to what he said, an investigation in a place far from the city, which No result has given.
“Excellent kids and students wasting the opportunity that could have been given to them in any university in the country if that money (we) invested in providing technology and scientific research capacity,” said Moreno.
The president added that the buildings are falling, which is another space for corruption and “very strange” laboratories. In addition, in the Amazon a university was removed and one that had between 500 and 600 students was placed, he said.
These statements were made at the delivery of the Centennial Medal by Jorge Segovia, president of the SEK University, in recognition of the government’s impulse to policies and projects that have allowed the democratization of access to education and the strengthening of the system of higher education.
Moreno thanked and pointed out that the policy of dialogue has provided stability to higher education. “Not by the way of arrogance.”
By 2021, the Government expects to increase enrollment at the third level to at least more than 27%, and to 31% in technical and technological training. With the virtual education program, in August, 34 thousand new places were launched for the leveling of careers such as law, psychology, basic education and tourism, recalled the president. (I)