Hyperinflation and low wages have worsened the educational crisis in Venezuela. University workers assure that the necessary conditions do not exist to order the return to classes.
The President of the Professors Association of the University of Los Andes (APULA), Virgilio Castillo, ruled out any possibility of restarting academic activities under any modality, since the minimum wage does not comply with what is established.
“There is no possibility of returning to classes under any modality. The salaries do not comply with what is established by the National Constitution, therefore, we are not receiving our due, it has been confiscated by the regime, if there is no salary, there is no obligation to work,” he assured.
The director of Apula, Katty Diaz, indicated that the university professors earn a salary between 2 or 3 dollars per month, reason why they will not obey the magisterial imposition. On the other hand, she assured that in the universities do not have the technical tools to impart knowledge.
“The university is unassisted from the technological point of view, the professors do not have computer equipment, they do not have access to the internet and the worst thing is that they have to spend up to 10 hours without electricity,” she denounced.
Because the conditions with the teachers are the same, the university professors will join next October 5th the national call for protest made by the Legitimate President Juan Guaidó.