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The News – Capital Media
  • Polytechnic Universities Negotiate with Striking Students to Reopen Schools

  • The students are on strike because of the decision to change jurisdiction over the university system to the Secretariat of Public Education

60210089. México, 10 Feb. 2016 (Notimex-Isaías Hernández).- El director general del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Enrique Fernández Fassnacht, ofreció una conferencia de prensa para dar a conocer las actividades conmemorativas del 80 aniversario del instituto.NOTIMEX/FOTO/ISAIAS HERNÁNDEZ/IHH/EDU/, Photo: Isaias Hernández

26 of April 2016 12:20:07

Mexico’s National Polytechnic University (IPN) will open roundtable discussions Tuesday morning to try to resolve the conflict that has completely or partially halted activities at 11 of its 19 vocational schools since last week.The roundtable was planned in a three-hour discussion between general director of the IPN Enrique Fernández Fassnacht and members of the Polytechnic General Assembly (AGP). Two students from each affected school will participate in the roundtable so that the general director can hear their grievances. However, Fernández Fassnacht said that he thinks the priority is resuming classes so that the semester can end on time.Students organized with the AGP closed the schools after jurisdiction over the universities came under the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) in early April.

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