Friday, January 27, 2023

UNAM academics ask Yasmin Esquivel to withdraw degree

A group of 33 researchers, academics, alumni and workers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) asked the Honor and Justice Commission of the University Council Yasmin Esquivel Mossa’s bachelor’s degree be revoked, Minister of the Supreme Court of the Nation (SCJN).

Through a letter addressed to the University Council, the signatories indicated that the university authorities have verified that Esquivel Mossa has committed plagiarism and, consequently, academic fraud,” meaning that The essential requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws were not met in 1987.”of which was an extension of his thesis.

“The former student in question did not prepare the thesis, she plagiarized it, as our officials have already determined, therefore, not only did she fail to comply with the requirements required for her degree, but she also Committed an offense which was hitherto concealed by a combination of different wills This should also be investigated”, he points out.

They acknowledge that although Rector Enrique Grau Wichers confirmed the plagiarism, “Inexplicably” the General Counsel, Dr. Alfredo Sánchez Castañeda, He assured that the institution “does not have the necessary mechanism to cancel degrees obtained fraudulently”.

“It is wrong, in such a way that it is not necessary to sacrifice autonomy Our alma mater and the solution to this problem should be referred to as an example of federal public administration”, he mentions.

Remember that plagiarism is “intellectual theft”, punished as a crime internationally and in the Mexican Federal Penal Code. Although guilt may be determined, they believe that UNAM should take responsibility for its consequences and He wonders whether by not doing so “what they want to spread is a culture of illegality.”

Therefore, they urge the Honor and Justice Commission of the University Council intervene to invalidate the title of Esquivel Mossa, “Obtained fraudulently and, therefore, without fulfilling the requirements essential to it.”

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“Don’t do it jeopardizes the credibility of all titles issued by our alma mater, which may be the subject of doubt and speculation”, he points out.

“We must strengthen national confidence in the work of UNAM, not allowing these types of situations to tarnish the honest and responsible practice of a profession. Consequently, we demand that the principles of the University be followed and Withdraw the criminally obtained Bachelor of Laws degree from Mrs. Yasmin Esquivel de Riobo, All those who intervened in this incident are investigated and the relevant university sanctions are applied to them ”, they emphasize.

The letter has been signed by renowned researchers and academicians like teacher Gabriela Delgado Ballesteros, doctor Alicia Elena Perez Duarte y Norona, college counselor Enrique Ruiz Velazco Sanchez, Griselda Gutierrez Castañeda and Rosaura Martinez, among other names.

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