A series of questions were raised by the State Higher Education Consortium (Cuech) after its monthly meeting, held in Rancagua, concerning the way in which the Ministry of Education has implemented the Gratuity policy.
On that occasion, the president of Cuech and Chancellor of the University of Chile, Ennio Vivaldi, asked for consequences for government authorities and assured that facilities not provided to measure to work, to link institutions and argue that it is a bad idea.
In the same sentence, academics regret original budget design modifications for state universities because, in their opinion, these schools are now economically disadvantaged, benefiting the private sector.
"The budget in reality that he did was taking 10 billion from state universities and add 33 billion to private universities"Vivaldi was fired, according to a statement issued by the same organization.
"That was what was done. After work in Parliament we succeeded in reversing the acquisition of 10 billion to state universities. And again, that is a problem that we want to discuss with the Government, "he said.
Equally important is realized because absence of portfolio authority in the Cuech session, despite being invited by the minister, Marcela Cubillos.
Vivaldi added that today he had considered giving it to the State University Coordination Board, as contemplated by the Law, but it must be postponed in the absence of representatives from the Ministry of Education.https://media.biobiochile.cl/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/el28vivaldimineducdichosnp2.mp3
President Cuech believes that the Coordination Board will change the accessibility students have from public schools, because it will enable joint work with all universities, improve the quality of the training they will receive.
"We have hope (here) here we will make an announcement on the formation of the council. Obviously that didn't happen but we hope it will happen soon, but I think that is good news for young Chileans. And it's very good for state universities to be able to welcome these young people in far better conditions. I think this will be a big step forward for state universities, "Vivaldi said, according to the same letter.