The general secretary of the STAUdeG, Jesús Palafox Yáñez, emphasized that the reason for this Thursday’s mega-march was to defend the present and the educational future of young people in Jalisco.
“The university community comes to defend young people who want to study, this march is for the defense of this academic institution and for the dignity of university students. In addition to that we want to point out to the governor that he is a man who does not respect the rule of law and that he is a dictator, who does not respect the division of powers.”
The STAUdeG secretary added that it is outrageous that the Jalisco Congress and the Judiciary obey the instructions of the state president.
“They are wrong to follow these slogans, because our university is the only balance that exists in Jalisco, we point out their mistakes and everything they are doing wrong, and the governor does not like that, and that is why he mistakenly punishes us by modifying the budget. He does not understand what education is, he does not understand what culture is, he does not understand what environmental health is, he is truly ignorant”.
Palafox Yáñez argued that the Government of Jalisco does not understand that the UdeG is only in charge of training good men and women for the state.
“With great pride and dignity here we are, this student community has a presence throughout the country. It is sad that the governor puts the people of Jalisco against the UdeG, he does not deserve to occupy the position he has, because he has been wrong many times and has not respected the law”.
For his part, the secretary of STAUdeG agreements, Jorge Vargas Moreno, stressed that the University of Guadalajara cannot be abandoned in a situation like this, and asked for the support of citizens to support the student community.
“Our demand is to recover the budget of 140 million pesos that was taken from us, and to enforce the autonomy of this university. It cannot be possible that a governor who has indebted the state, who has dragged down the prestige of our people, continues to believe that only his ideas count”.
Regarding the budget and the places, Vargas Moreno said that there is a lack of resources to hire more teachers.
“That budget that was designated for us, we need and that is why we want to be heard, Rector Villanueva has approached the Government of Jalisco, but our demands are not taken into account.”