Universities for Well-being guarantee access to higher education for young people from remote communities

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that the Universities for Well-being Benito Juárez García They provide young people from the most remote communities in the country with access to a higher level of education.

“This free public education system allows us to give study opportunities to those who finish upper secondary level, high school, high school, who can study a career and do not have to go to Morelia or the cities, but can do so in their towns, in their municipalities”, he stressed.

The president inaugurated this day in Áporo, Michoacán, a headquarters of that educational system in which the Agri-Food Processes career will be taught; It has 132 students and four teachers. In addition, he proposed adding to the municipality a campus in which the degree of Medicine is taught.

The general director of the Coordinating Body of the Benito Juárez García Universities for Well-being, Raquel Sosa Elízaga, highlighted that this project prioritizes field practices as a fundamental part of education.

The Benito Juárez García Universities for Well-being already have 145 campuses and serve around 45,000 students from all over the country. At the end of the administration there will be 200 educational facilities in total and of these, 55 schools will be specialized in health careers.

“It is an extraordinary project because it was necessary to promote public education. The so-called neoliberals, who are more like neo-Porfirists, wanted education and health to become privileges (...) and we maintain that education and health are not privileges, they are the rights of our people", remarked the head of the Executive.

He endorsed the commitment of the Government of Mexico in favor of the labor rights of teachers, especially in Michoacán.

“Teachers are being cared for, respected. (…) We intervene and Michoacán is the only state in the Republic that has a special item so that no teacher stops getting paid on time, (…) that there are no intermediaries to avoid corruption ”, he assured.

In addition, the federation benefits the student population, so the Benito Juárez Well-being Scholarship for Higher Education will go from 2,450 to 2,575 pesos per month as of January 1, 2023, he reported.

He added that in Áporo, the La Escuela es Nuestra program, implemented in basic education schools, favors 12 schools in the municipality through the budget that is delivered directly to the societies of mothers and fathers.

Regarding the Welfare Programs in the municipality, the president reported that they cover 355 older adults and 52 boys and girls with disabilities through the pension, which represents an act of justice.

“We are leaving as a country because we do not allow ourselves corruption and that turns out to have a large budget; Without corruption, the budget yields, there is no need to increase taxes, or gasoline, or indebted the country, ”he pointed out.

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