What’s Behind the Venezuelan University Strikes?



10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"”>Evidently, it’s a political plan which the APULA has to destabilise the city of Merida. Today, we, the students, the real students of the University of Los Andes, we’re going to introduce an appeal in the courts of Libertador municipality, Merida, because we are aware that what they want to deny us is the right to education, as stipulated in article 102 of the constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Today, the students, we decided that we’re going to… via legal means, bring suit before the president of the FAPUV, Luis Loaiza.

Michael Navarro (fifth year forestry engineering student): Article 103 of the constitution establishes that all people have the right to quality, integral, permanent education, without any limitations that aren’t derived from their vocation. Our right to education has been violated. We call on the rector, on the academic vice-rector, Patricia Rosenzweig, on the different faculty heads, to resume classes, because they are interfering with our rights to education.

Inder Romero: We don’t think the strike is the best alternative, the best decision; it’s to the determent of the quality of training of the students.

Transcribed and translated by Tamara Pearson for Venezuelanalysis.com

Source: TatuyTv

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