Mirtha Vásquez: “Of 24 bills sent to Congress, at least 17 of them do not have an opinion in committee”

January 13, 2022

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The president of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vasquez showed his frustration towards him Congress, due to the fact that the bills that It is sent from the Executive to the Legislative. Said they have been sent 24 bills, of which 17 do not have an opinion in commissions.

“We have more than 24 bills sent so that they can be debated and, so far, have not been prioritized. At least 17 of them do not have an opinion in committee. They are topics from constitutional reforms, fight against corruption, protection of women’s rights “, He said.

Another of the projects cited consisted of expand the scope of the orphan’s pension for those minors who lost their parents due to COVID-19. “Until today it is not prioritized,” said Vásquez.


Vasquez announced this Wednesday that if the bills that would go against the university reform in the Congress of the Republic, the Executive branch would observe them.

We have had the opportunity to look at the opinions. We believe that, as proposed, they do not represent an alternative to advance educational quality. If approved in this way, it would surely correspond to us to observe them”, Declared the premier in a press conference after the last council of ministers in which the Minister of Education, Rosendo Serna, also participated.

For his part, the Minister of Education pointed out that there is a good disposition on the part of his portfolio to talk and debate with the representatives of the universities.

The whole of society as a whole is convinced that there can be no setback on the issue of the quality of education, mainly in higher education. (…) This topic requires cool, calm, unbiased, and fundamentally technical analysis. There will be corrective situations to assume and there will be others to strengthen“Said Minister Rosendo Serna, although he pointed out that he had not read in detail the opinions that would impact on University education.


In December of last year, the Education Commission of the Congress approved bills that have generated the rejection of its own SUNEDU and other education specialists, since they consider that it would go against progress for 10 years in the university reform.

One of them is PL 137 which grants a period of two years for universities with a license denied by SUNEDU they can once again present themselves to the licensing process.

The PL 697 seeks change the way the SUNEDU directory is named Y return to a system similar to that of the National Assembly of Rectors (ANR).

PL 730 proposes that universities create subsidiaries without basic quality conditions.


On the other hand, the president of the PCM, also announced the formation of a multisectoral commission for safe return of schoolchildren to classes face-to-face in March.

He explained that the commission will be led by the Ministry of Education together with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM). “This will allow us to work in a more articulated and organized way in the days that remain to ensure that the objective is met.”, He declared.

The president of the Council of Ministers stressed that one of the fundamental objectives for the Government is the strategy of returning to face-to-face classes, “a priority in which we are working in a multisectoral manner”.

Finally, he pointed out that they will reinforce, in these weeks, all the strategic actions to ensure that the appropriate conditions are in place next March for a safe return to schools.


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