The resolution of the Council of Higher Education (CES) will not recognize diplomas awarded by Spanish universities was one of the main criticisms made to Rene Ramirez, National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt), during a meeting with scholars, students and immigrants held last Friday at the headquarters of the National Secretariat for Migrants (Senami) in Madrid (Spain).
Dental students, communication, political science, among others, expressed their contempt with the decision that prevents registering higher education studies conducted in the European country.
Meanwhile Ramirez gave sharp answers saying: “If the Spanish state itself considers not having academic rigor, we can not accept those titles themselves … The law is not retroactive, those very titles from now on will have no utility obtained. The titles (granted) in the past should be registered, which is a title differentiating itself, but should be logged.”
The titles that have already been registered by Senescyt have already observed, “there is a level of formal education, therefore not equivalent to formal qualifications referred to in the Article 118“. According to the students, their titles cannot serve to participate in contests of merits in public institutions, nor enables them to teach.