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La Jornada: IPN calls on students to negotiate and call off the strike at the School of Medicine

IPN calls on students to hold talks and call off the strike at the School of Medicine

Roberto Garduno

Newspaper La Jornada
Monday February 20, 2023, p. fifteen

The career of surgeon and midwife at the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) was closed after it did not receive the endorsement of the Mexican Council for Medical Education Accreditation (Comaem) and that the school was closed by demanding students To address the potential loss of a year of study, officials the day after asked students to speak out on campus this morning.

The school management did not comply with 80 per cent of the Coamem requirements that are necessary for a surgeon and midwife to continue providing education, while unemployed students told this newspaper that the Qualifications Authority made a list of 93 observations on the school Is.

Last week, the organization’s general secretary, Carlos Ruiz Cárdenas, met with the strikers and according to what he told La Jornada, another meeting is scheduled for today at 4:00 p.m. However, last Saturday the school’s director, Victorina Elizabeth Jiménez Sánchez, called on group leaders from first through tenth semesters to attend an informational assembly this morning at 9 a.m. in front of the campus facilities, with the following rationale: Your presence at the school It is transcendental to be able to continue the academic life of the U.S. and bring appropriate information to the student community.

To this call was added the Academic Secretary of the IPN, María Guadalupe Ramírez Motelo, who called not only group leaders, but all students to be present at the school today.

The training of health professionals is and will always be a priority for IPN, therefore, regarding the accreditation process for the COMAM surgeon and midwife degree program, (today) the Academic Secretariat and the Management of Higher Education will participate in an informational meeting that will take place outside the facilities , Ramírez Motelo indicated in his address, with the aim of clarifying any doubts in this regard and listening to the entire student community of the said academic unit.

In response, the striking students warned of a coup d’état by the Director, who by his statement seeks to hinder the possibility of reaching an agreement with the General Secretary of the IPN, with whom the negotiating table has already been set. (today) at 4:00 p.m. There will be a gathering of unemployed students of the School of Medicine. We hold the director responsible for all the acts of aggression and repression that we have and that can happen these days.

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