Traditional careers such as Medicine or Business Administration retain the sympathy of students as the alternative for undergraduate students.
72% of the academic offer available for public higher education and is assigned among the 175,360 people who applied in the first stage. This was reported yesterday by the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt).
Therefore, until this Thursday each beneficiary of a race may accept or reject, and if that quota is not considered, the system will make a new assignment between the 18th and 20th of this month.
“It is necessary to clarify that for the new assignment there will be fewer quotas because only 28% will remain to be distributed among the applicants”, said Adrián Bonilla, head of the Senescyt in charge.
Applications to universities and public institutes Infogram The official said that 81% of the allocation that is given corresponds to the first and second option that applicants entered into their accounts, 8% to the third, 6% to the fourth and 5% to the fifth.
He also indicated that there will be around 50,000 people who will not enter a career – due to the numerical difference between the academic offer: 124,000 places and 175,360 applicants.
“For them there is the option to immediately access a free leveling course provided by the Senescyt that prepares them to take the next test Be Bachiller and that is a compensation of secondary education because it is a very specific preparation for the new evaluation ” The public leveling was offered from the previous year and according to the Senescyt allowed to improve the average of the previous evaluation.
“With this, the students achieved higher grades that allowed them to access the careers of their interest.” Daniela Fierro, a young 18-year-old bachelor who did not get a place for any of the 5 careers she chose at universities in Quito, will sign up for this option, although she has 3 more applications before the start of the new semester. Due to the few quotas that remain available, she believes that it is unlikely that she will enter the Business Administration or Finance Department this year, as was her wish, one of the most demanded in the country.
“I trained in Accounting and my wish is to pursue a career related to that field because I think there are many job opportunities there.” According to information issued in June this year by the Senescyt, branches such as agriculture, livestock, hunting, forestry and fishing (which account for around 30% of jobs in the country) are not in the interest of the applicants.
This is reflected in the low level of demand in careers such as Bioeconomics, Ecosystem and Engineering in Water Sciences. Neither in engineering careers such as Environmental, Renewable Natural Resources, Tourism, or Forestry.
“This is despite the fact that its offer is varied and offers a high level of employability and entrepreneurship,” stressed the Senescyt. For the environmental educator Silvia Sánchez, the little opening of the boys to these professions is due to the lack of knowledge about them; and the scarce information they have about the real job opportunities they will have access to in the traditional careers they are betting on. “Schools must work very hard to avoid generating children who will not have an option to work in saturated careers.” (I)