First regular session of the CUR

By: Neylin Calderón

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN) on the Bilwi campus, held the first regular session of the University Council of the campus (CUR), with the purpose of informing the various states of this territory, of the new planning, challenges and challenges for this year 2020.

In this sense, spiritual reflection as the university that respects the various worldviews of indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and mestizos of the Caribbean Coast was taken as agenda points, and as part of the policies of the institution reflected on the mission and vision of the URACCAN, on achievements, difficulties and projections that have been made in this house of intercultural higher studies.

Overview of institutional work

In addition, general information involving the stability of the institution was shared, in this context, the teacher Serafina Espinoza, director of the Institute of Traditional Medicine and Community Development (IMTRADEC-URACCAN), shared with the participants the constant concern about the increase of positive malaria cases in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas "The problem of malaria we have since 2015, every year is increasing... so far there are 309 more cases compared to 2019," Espinoza said.

For her part, teacher Sheran Colomer, coordinator of the area economic and administrative sciences reported that in this school year 2020, the Bilwi campus and the Waspam extension, obtained as a result of the pre-enrollment of first-income students a total of 457 new members of the URACCAN, who are receiving the propedeutic course in the classrooms of this house of higher education.

Meanwhile, that Master Yuri Zapata, vice-chancellor general of the URACCAN, stated that in the different meetings with the authorities of the institution work has been reflected and articulated based on the analysis of the xxV anniversary of the university and the Strategic Plan of 2015-2019, in addition that a Training Program in Management and Intercultural Leadership will be carried out in all campuses.

Other agenda items

The Msc. Lennin Green, Chairman of the Commission on the Eradication of Violence, Discrimination and Other Related Intolerance, presented the Commission's 2019 annual management report against discrimination, gender-based violence and related intolerance and on the results of the collaborative map at the venue.

Also, the Msc. Neylin Calderón, the site's outreach artist, presented the evaluation report on URACCAN and Phd's 25th Anniversary Intercultural Communication Strategy. Enrique Cordón presented the agreements of the IV University Council of URACCAN (CUU), held at the Bluefields campus last December 2019.