Dominican Republic Higher Education

Police Corridors and Light Surrounding Universities in the DR

Police Corridors and Light Surrounding Universities in the DR

Santo Domingo.- The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology (Mescyt), Dr. Franklin García Fermín, supported the decision of the Minister of Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez Martínez, to establish police corridors and illuminate the surroundings of academies, focusing on the safety of the educational community and all citizens.

 

Image Credit: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, @UNPHURD.

 

García Fermín indicated that, for Mescyt, the safety of the students is indispensable, while stating that the Ministry of Interior and Police and the National Police have the full support of the Dominican higher education governing institution to successfully carry out this plan, reports Presidencia de la Republica Dominicana.

 

Image Credit: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, @UNPHURD.

 

He also pointed out that the request from some sectors to change evening classes in higher education institutions to virtual mode should be achieved through consensus, taking into account students who attend classes at night due to work reasons.

 

 

“After the COVID-19 pandemic, universities have the freedom to implement distance learning as they see fit, but in this case, it needs to be evaluated with the Education Cabinet chaired by the President, Luis Abinader, since the proposal would also affect schools and technical institutes,” he reiterated.

 

 

It is recalled that during a meeting at the National Pedro Henríquez Ureña University (UNPHU), attended by the Minister of Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez Martínez; the Director of the National Police, Major General Ramón Antonio Guzmán Peralta; Editrudis Beltrán, Rector of the Autonomous University of UASD; Miguel Fiallo Calderón, from Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU); Franklyn Holguín Haché, from Unapec, and Odile Camilo Vincent, from the Ibero-American University (UNIBE), authorities immediately identified the lack of streetlights for the energy distribution companies to carry out the corresponding work.

 


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