The second vice president of the National Assembly, Stalin González, ratified Parliament’s commitment to Venezuelan universities in the crisis they face due to the poor management of the regime.
“In the National Assembly we know the importance of universities for the development of the country and we support their democratic and social justice values. In the route that we have drawn up, university autonomy is indispensable for the reconstruction of Venezuela”, González said.
“The crisis facing the country’s universities is part of the regime’s actions to centralize thinking according to its discourse and lash out against the sector of the population that aspires to a better Venezuela”, he added.
“In the face of the crisis, thousands of students, professors and workers have migrated to other countries seeking a better quality of life leaving universities increasingly empty”
The second vice president said the regime has been harassing universities and the constitutional guarantee of university autonomy for more than a decade. “They froze their budgets and due to inflation these do not cover the requirements for their proper functioning.”
“Maduro is not interested in education, they prefer to destroy universities and that the students and teachers go in search for an education in another country, than to offer an optimal and quality educational system,” he said.