In the midst of the political crisis generated by the presidential vacancy and doubts about how the sectors will be managed by the new cabinet of Manuel Merino, the Board of Directors of the National Superintendency of Higher and University Education (Sunedu) issued a statement in which it is clear that “the improvement of higher education for all Peruvians cannot go backwards.”
The Board of Directors of the body indicated that at this time it is important that all the powers of the State protect the university reform, respecting the institutionality, autonomy and competencies of Sunedu, as stipulated in the Law N ° 30220, University Law.
They also recalled that in the six years that the reform has been promoted, the budget for research has been doubled Y scientific publications increased so much as the number of registered patents.
Similarly, they highlighted a improvement in the quality of the university teaching staff full time and the 94 licensing universities, which benefits more than 1,200,000 students across the country.
They specified that, to approve, deny, suspend or cancel university licenses, the Board of Directors is purely based on technical criteria in order to assess the basic quality and non-political conditions.
“(This work) constitutes a substantial advance in the objective of achieving genuine university institutions that constitute real engines of national development. So this advance must be protected and promoted by the whole of society ”, they indicated in their statement.
Finally, Sunedu He thanked the public and private universities, collectives and unions of the sector that demonstrated in defense of the university reform for the demonstrations of support on the part of the public and private universities.
Sunedu’s pronouncement comes after the parliamentarian Carmen Nuñez (Frepap) presented in the Education Commission of Congress a bill that seeks to modify the University Law.
One of the proposals is the “decentralization of Sunedu”, that is, that in each region offices are created that fulfill the same function.
Congresswoman Nuñez denied that they are seeking to take away powers from the body; However, some experts warn that it would be a form of prohibit Sunedu from approving, denying, suspending or canceling university licenses.
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