The Comptroller’s Office accepts the request of the Central University and forces the MIUR to cancel the resolution that denied its students free admission by 2023

The Comptroller General of the Republic has given a boost to the Central University (UCEN) after accepting a complaint presented by the Chamber of Studies to the Undersecretary for Higher Studies (Subesup) regarding the access of its students to free admission for the year 2023.

The supervisory body has specified that, having examined the precedents, it is found that the house of studies would have the requisites to enter the free system.

The Central University presented last April to the Undersecretary of Higher Education (SSES) the application for affiliation to the free system, initially rejected by the ministerial division. Faced with this, the body presented hierarchical appeal to the Minister of Education, so that – according to his competences – he could examine the precedents that demonstrated compliance with the requirement that had been contested. However, initially the Authority complied with the criteria expressed by the SSES, deciding to reject the appeal presented.

That said, on 24 November the Ucen filed an appeal “absolutely convinced that our arguments were based on real and verifiable data” before the Comptroller’s Office, informing it of the situation and requesting that the resolution denying them access to the free benefit by the 2023 .

On 28 December, with Resolution no. E292782/2022, the Control Office ordered the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) to cancel the resolution, deeming compliance with the requirement observed by the Undersecretary of Higher Education (SSES) to access the Funding by the institution free of charge.

“Exempt Resolution no. 5.344, of 2022, corresponding to the issue by the Subesup (SSES) of the suitable acts, without prejudice to compliance with the requirement of letter c) of article 83, in relation to the transitional article forty, both of law n. 21.091, on the basis of the corrected information referred to”, explains the Controller’s document.

“Having examined by this control body the retrospective of the year 2021 provided by the Ucen for the calculation of the percentage in analysis – which is attached -, it is noted that this university would comply with the aforementioned 80% requirement”, adds the resolution.

After the Comptroller’s pronouncement, the Chamber of Studies indicated that “the Central University, for the categorical opinion of the Comptroller General of the Republic, which re-establishes the right of the Ucen to be linked free of charge to the institutional funding system in the year 2023, hopes that the Ministry of Education, through Subesup, issues the final resolution as soon as possible which contains the mandate and spirit of the resolution, thus favoring all our students who meet the requirements to receive the benefit referred to in the gratuity “.

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