Inaugural Lesson 2020, Las Minas Campus

By: José Garth Medina

Building a different world should be the priority of higher education, said Carlos Irías Amaya (PhD), rector of Antonio Valdivieso International University (UNIAV), who recently gave a keynote presentation on the new educational paradigms in URACCAN Las Minas' Mama Cheya auditorium, as part of the inaugural lesson of the 2020 academic year.

Rector Irías' speech was based on self-love as a source for love for others. "Please let us not be violent people, either in language or in our practice; we build equitable relationships so that all of us will fit into this world," I would be amaya vehemently invited.

The rector of UNIAV made an analogy between the teaching with which we have learned and the authoritarian methodologies of yesteryear, where students had no voice or vote and passively received the information, imposing the teacher as the sole owner of the knowledge.

Dr. Irías Amaya stressed that today universities should be a place where knowledge and knowledge are shared, training professionals that influence socioeconomic, educational and cultural development.  

If URACCAN teachers and students transform their teaching-learning schemes, they will get men and women who are willing to change, exercise social and environmental values, the rapporteur reflected.

"Educate to live together; education has to help us carry out the process of transformation in and from coexistence. It is clear that in the world we have a problem of coexistence," said the rector of UNIAV.

The master's degree Ariel Chavarría Vigil, academic secretary of URACCAN, welcomed all students; and Vice-Chancellor Angélica Leonor Ruiz Calderón (PhD) made the presentation of UNIAV rector Carlos Irías Amaya.