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The proposals of the candidates for the director of the UCV

There is only one day left for the elections of the authorities of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and the Electoral Commission confirms that everything is ready to receive the thousands of voters who will come to choose their right who will represent the house of studies. on 26 May 2013

UCV, known as “the house that overcomes the shadow”, is the oldest institution of higher education in the country, a participant in great episodes of Venezuelan history and its campus, the City of Caracas, has been a World Heritage Site of Humanity since 2000.

Freedom, independence and pluralism are some of the values ​​it promotes and for that reason it has shown the strongest opposition to its authority for decades.

Due to political struggles and the intervention of the Judiciary in the processes of university autonomy, the elections of authorities in the field were not held for almost twelve years. The announcement of the upcoming elections was applauded by civil society, which points to the university as one of the last foundations of democracy in Venezuela, despite suffering from a serious crisis.

“Antonomia, which has won university and legal studies, is the current evaluation in Venezuela. The vote to renew the academic and administrative management of the UCV can also be seen as an action to open the door to holding the upcoming elections that are absent in the rest of the country’s public autonomous universities,” says the Venezuelan Electoral Observatory.

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Proposals of candidates for director

On May 26, a total of 293 positions will be elected, excluding the director. Seven candidates applied for the position and will be measured for votes, in one of the most popular elections ever in UCV, according to the Electoral Commission’s expectations. Below, Efecto Cocuyo presents a brief summary of the most outstanding candidates for the rector of UCV for the period 2023-2027.

1. Amalio Belmonte

Amalio Belmonte is a sociologist, doctor in Political Science and until this year, UCV general secretary. The applicant table is Commitment 2023, whose management program (“Impermeable deter”) looks at 10 main axes and has its own official website.

Belmonte and his team promise improvements in external partnerships and research and development, a simplified system, guarantee of information support, assessment projects, accreditation and academic quality management, development plans that address the active conditions of teachers, pensions and retirees, environmental conservation. independent financing strategies and channels.

They also propose to define the vision and activities of field security, in addition to the resources, talents and resources to strengthen the communication plan of the institution, through radio, television, press, websites and official social networks of dependencies.

2. Michael Alphonsus

Biologist and physician in Immunology, Miguel Alfonzo, is one of the candidates for the Heritage Board. Until now, he insisted that the mechanisms of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) should be developed so that the management is transparent.

He has also stated on many occasions that he believes in defending freedom of thought and healthy debate. He stated that one of his goals was to eliminate academic persecution and encourage dialogue on campus.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

He confirms that, if he obtains the rectorship, he will seek to establish relations between the university and the government and the private sector through conferences or working groups.

3. Paulinus Betancourt

Paulino Betancourt has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemical Sciences. He is a research professor at UCV. It belongs to the Apertura board and its management plan points to 14 different areas within the university.

Among their most important propositions are renovating scientific structures, operating resources, managing the resources of teachers, and reorganizing the organizational structure of the institution. In addition, it presents new offers of titles with modern options.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

4. Enrique Lopez Loyo

Enrique López Loyo was the president of the National Academy of Medicine and a candidate for rector of the United Board with the U. His administration designed a plan to strengthen various university life. Some of his goals are to recover public services, adjust study plans, and promote distance education.

Likewise, he indicated that he would immediately request an insurance contract in dollars to work on the medical contingency of all the active and retired teaching staff of UCV, based on the mobilization of the Unemployment Fund.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

5. Romulus Orta

between I will summarize the objectivessa sociologist and doctor in Social Sciences, Rómulo Orta, are the semi-annual rendering of accounts at the UCV, the board of negotiations with the government, the recovery of the University Hospital and a special account for active senior citizens or retired. .

He is a candidate for the autonomist board and has served as a member of the University Council. One of his approaches is to negotiate with the state for external support for the security forces of the UCV.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

6. Victor Rago

Professor Víctor Rago is also an anthropologist and PhD in linguistics. Academic consensus leads the way. It is protested that “it is necessary to break the institutional inertia that blocks us.”
central authorities with the various problems that the university community is experiencing”.

Its administration demonstrates shared leadership and curricular adaptation. It also proposes a negotiation with the government on the issue of finance and organizing “a strategic thinking group that helps prepare proposals for the future orientation of the functions of research, teaching, extension and social articulation”.

In addition, he promises to develop policies that encourage student participation, in response to the large student dropout that UCV has experienced in recent decades.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

7. Humbert Rojas

Professor Humbertus Rojas is part of a group from the U. He has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics and affirms that he is committed to a university that not only provides guidance on major national issues, but also actively contributes. to solve problems. themselves

Thinking of a plan of struggle and a discussion on the return of workers’ salaries to the university, the diversification of revenues, the struggle for the progressive recovery of wages, comprehensive security policies and the creation of trust funds to attract donations are many of the objectives presented in his presentation. management plan.

The proposals of the candidates for the director of the ucv

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