The Change In The Higher Education
We are concerned that you to its structuring, the proposal had not benefited from analysis of those who are directly linked to the sector and that this has arisen in the sudden form as it was presented to the rectors of the universities in recent days. The national Government cures in health and slowly but surely, starts a process that must quickly lead Bill to approval by Congress. The debate is then opened and quickly take the points of view of interested in the same Colombians. A first reading one can observe the efforts of the national Government by opening the stage of higher education so that more players join him, to have as a result a greater coverage; coverage of itself comes increasing in the last years, based on technical and technological programmes. What is worrying is what means the entry of these new protagonists or investors who enter the system.
Welcome, if it means greater opportunities for all Colombians, new opportunities of social promotion, through a higher quality training; However there is no much clarity in the law on the control that will be taken on these new investors, which may eventually turn higher education into another lucrative business. We hope that with the debates and forums that are proposed, these points of law fine-tune for the purpose of increasing coverage with quality. It is likely that towards the future, in the stage of higher education, appear consortia among private universities and universities from the outside, depending on the quality of the latter, boost higher education linked to research and therefore of excellence. Feature that adds value to the quality of the system is, the demand that the University institutional accreditation, if they aspire to continue as such, giving current universities five years to achieve this accreditation. And here there are doubts about the way how to do this leveling for high, so do not seep factors external to the process of qualification. Today in Colombia only twenty-five universities have this accreditation. Attention a flame as Bill dealt with related to university professors, it seems that we are still passive entities to the system. The positive side of the Bill is that it is already in the hands of mourners and we all have the opportunity to, at least, be heard.