The rector Luis Tomas Castro Hidalgo, is making an intense negotiation in demand for economic resources for the Universidad Juarez. The Rector along with the Governor of the state, Jorge Herrera Caldera, met with the congressman chairman of the Education Commission of the Congress of the Union, Jose Trinidad Padilla Lopez, to submit a diagnosis of the financial statement of the Maximum Study House, which receives a smaller budget compared to other universities that have a similar enrolment to comply with the substantive tasks as are the teaching, research and dissemination of culture, but in addition, it"s dragging a historical deficit of 300 million pesos.
The governor Herrera Caldera gave as an example the University of Hidalgo, which has an enrollment of approximately 20 thousand students, and receives a grant of one thousand fifty million pesos, while the UJED has 19,000,601 students and will only be assigned a little more than 550 million pesos from the federal government. For this reason the UJED it is looking for equity in the distribution of resources. Therefore, he assured, the maximum Study House of Durango has a significant deficit in relation to other universities in the country, which makes it complicated to fulfill the commitments it has with the society.
As for the Rector of the UJED, he said that "this large financial deficit that our University has been dragging is impacting on the quality of education programs that are taught to young students, therefore, an increase in the budget is proposed, since a financial study done recently, shows needs of this study House could be solved with one thousand one hundred million pesos, approximately".
He reiterated that the UJED is prevailing to match the budget with the other universities that have a similar registration, "We are not asking for more resources, but we only want justice for the Universidad Juarez in that respect," he said. After hearing the approach that was presented in the sense of equity in the distribution of the federal resources, the Federal Congressman Jose Trinidad Padilla Lopez said that he agreed that not all public universities of the country are in the same conditions in relation to the resources they receive, such as the UJED which was experiencing a strong financial problem.