Frédérique Vidal had already lost almost all credit in the universities. Strongly imposing her research programming law on a community upwind, then explaining recently that students cannot come back to class because of their mania for pilfering the contaminated candy lying around, the Minister of Higher Education and Research has probably just received the coup de grace. The executioner is called Emmanuel Macron, who, during a visit to the University of Paris-Saclay (Essonne) Thursday, January 21, wanted to announce himself some measures in favor of students.
Coming at the start to detail an investment plan of 1.8 billion euros in quantum technologies, the President of the Republic estimated that all students must “To have 20% of his time in person, that is to say one day in five”, respecting the gauges “Never more than 20%” in order to respect sanitary distances. This measure will be accompanied by “Strict health protocols” and will be “Quite complicated to manage”, he admitted, excluding in the end “A normal recovery in the second semester”, which would not be ” not reasonable “.
The Head of State completed this announcement with two others: on the one hand, those “Who ask” will now be able to benefit from two meals for one euro each day in university restaurants. On the other hand, as of February 1, a “psy-check” will allow students to take advantage of three free consultations with a psychologist.
It is not certain that this counts. Especially since the day after the demonstrations which, at the behest of many student organizations, brought together hundreds of people in many large cities in France, the operation looks like an attempt to defuse anger. uphill. The answer could come as early as Tuesday, January 26, following the participation of students in the day of mobilization in education.