This Friday the student organization UMU in Lucha carried out an “escrache” to the rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján, at the headquarters of the rector. The student platform promoted by the Youth of the Workers’ Front showed its dissatisfaction with the measures taken by the rector in recent weeks. Specifically, it highlights the decision last Friday to continue with face-to-face exams, despite the pressure that the student community is exerting to carry them out electronically to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infections.
This group of students, who recorded the action to share it through social networks, already carried out a series of protest acts at the university, in which the rector, as well as the region’s political leaders, were identified as “guilty of the situation that is being lived with regard to the student environment ».
The Rectorate of the University of Murcia condemned the attitude of the students, “far removed from the debate that should prevail in the university environment,” said the Vice-Rector for Communication, Javier Méndez. “These young people do not represent at all the students of the University of Murcia, who are having exemplary behavior,” said Méndez, who remarked that “this type of attitudes will not condition the decisions of the institution.”
The young people, who belong to the recently created student organization “Students in Struggle” (in the Region they are called ‘UMU in struggle’), waited for the rector of the UMU at eight thirty this morning in the Rectorate parking lot, where They rebuked him for the decision of the Governing Council of the institution to keep the exams, postponed for two weeks, in face-to-face format. The Vice Chancellor regretted the “unpleasant incident.”