President Rafael Correa signed the document in the going of a Sectorial Cabinet conformed by representatives and public servants from the Presidency, Ministery of Knowledge and Human Talent, Ministery of Treasury, Ministery of Labour Relations, Ministery of Telecommunications, Ministery of Education, Ministery of Culture and Heritage and Senescyt.
The record of Ikiam received 102 votes in favor from de National Assembly and it also had the approval from Senplades, Ceaaces, and CES. According to Guillaume Long, Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent, once the National Assembly endorsed this Bill it became a historic milestone in pro of the Higher Education of Ecuador. Thus, Ikiam frames into the pilars towards an academic shift: quality, expedience and democracy.
Dr. Long recollected that the Amazon region did not have high-quality universities. Nowadays, Quito and Guayaquil accumulate more that 60% of the universities and Politécnico centers. Finally, an outstanding public university will be accesible for a vast quantity of people because of its free-cost education system. Furthermore, Ikiam will offer academic leveling programs after the admision process, these conditions show the proper and positive use of public fundings.
03-12-2013 Declaraciones del Presidente de la República Eco. Rafael Correa en la Universidad Ikiam (Tena)