This Sunday a fire was registered on the fifth floor of the Science building of the Universidad de Oriente, in the heart of Sucre State Campus.
The incident was attended by the state fire department. Due to the shortage of water, the professionals were limited to do their work with only a mini-pump truck.
The deputies of the National Assembly (NA), Silva and Garcia, denounced the event on their social networks and condemned the abandonment of the universities by Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
Ivlev Silva, a parliamentarian representing the Capital District, sent a message of strength to students, teachers, employees and workers “who have shown that with their knowledge and their nails (skin of their teeth) they are trying to continue forming (educating) us.”
Silva emphasized that the damage suffered by the educational premises is another example of the neglect to which the dictatorship has subjected all the country’s universities and the educational sector.
For his part, Congressman Juan Pablo García for the State of Monagas, recalled that universities are necessary for the development of a nation.
“As long as socialism is in force, universities will lose their value. We must fight for every space of knowledge and know-how,” García said through his personal Twitter account.
The regimes of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro took resources away from the country’s universities for not bowing down and supporting their dictatorships. Meanwhile, students, buildings and university workers are suffering the consequences.
Lo ocurrido en el núcleo Sucre de la UDO es una muestra más del abandono de nuestras universidades a lo largo y ancho del país.
Fuerza a sus estudiantes, profesores, empleados y obreros que han demostrado que con sus conocimientos y las uñas intentan seguir formandonos! pic.twitter.com/ZrU1ucgXnR
— Ivlev Silva (@IvlevSilva) August 16, 2020
Condeno y rechazo la quema del Edf. de Ciencias de la UDO, Sucre.
Las universidades son decisivas en el desarrollo de un país. Mientras q el socialismo tenga vigencia, las universidades perderán su valor. Debemos luchar por cada espacio del saber y el conocimiento.
— Juan Pablo García (@JuanPabloGve) August 16, 2020