Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities (CRUCH) held its monthly session in the city of Copiapó, an activity organized by the University of Atacama. On the occasion, the rectors were able to analyze the scenario that exists around the gratuity for Higher Education, after the approval of gloss No. 5 in the Budget Law and the presentation of Parliamentarians opposed to the initiative before the Constitutional Court (TC).
"We value the political decision of both the government and the Parliament because the approval of this initiative was achieved, not without problems, nor without errors or mistakes," said the Executive Vice President of the Council of Rectors regarding the approval of the Budget Law that contains the gloss N ° 5 to finance free higher education for the first five most vulnerable deciles as of 2016. “In the framework of our monthly session, we have analyzed what is related to said approval in Congress and we believe that this will represent a relief for thousands of young people and their families who will not have to go into debt to be able to finance their higher education ”, specified Valle. Who also reiterated CRUCH's commitment to this public policy in favor of the country, “beyond the governments of the day, the decisions or political sympathies that may exist, this goes to the direct benefit of those who need it and can better serve the country. ”.