Students at the University of São Paulo (USP) decided to declare a strike starting this Thursday (21). They denounce the shortage of teachers and the precariousness of the teaching and learning relationship within the institution.
The mobilization began in the Literature department, at the Faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences (FFLCH), last Monday (18). According to students, some courses are under threat due to a lack of teachers. This is the case of qualifications in Korean, which will not offer places in 2024 due to a lack of teachers.
Also according to the students, other Languages qualifications, such as Italian, Spanish and German, are also suffering the impact of the lack of teachers. The scenario also expands to other areas of USP and includes degrees related to the areas of human sciences.
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João Castro, a Literature student, believes that this problem is the result of the political model adopted by the university administration, which is linked to the government of the state of São Paulo.
“There is a systematic policy of dismantling within the faculties of human sciences, to the detriment of courses such as administration and economics, which are inserted into the financial market”, revealed the student.
He participated in the Central do Brasil program this Wednesday (20) and analyzed the impact of the shortage of teachers on student training.
“Courses, such as the Korean language qualification, which only exists here at the university and even in partnership with the Korean government, will no longer be offered due to the lack of teachers. The Languages course suffers from a shortage of more than 100 teachers, who It has been dragging on since 2014 with successive policies from the rectory of not opening competitions, implementing a policy of temporary hiring that only makes the profession of university professor precarious and hinders those who really want to graduate”, he denounced.
The full interview can be seen in this Wednesday’s edition of Central do Brasil on the Brasil de Fato channel on YouTube
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The Central do Brasil program is a production of Brasil de Fato. The program is shown from Monday to Friday, live, always at 1pm, on Rede TVT and partner broadcasters.
Editing: Nicolau Soares