In the first year of medical school in National University of Salta (UNSa) Complaints were raised from students regarding irregularities in the pre-registration as there were participants who implemented the procedures and did not appear in the system. In addition, they indicated that although there was no entrance exam, they were given a mandatory bimonthly subject that would perform this function.
There was at least 6,000 pre-registered and there are now less than 700 participants on the course. UNSa Deputy Adviser, Graziela MoralesHe said that the recovery gave up last Saturday and indicated that 22% of the 759 students who had to appear were missing, stressing that the university tried to provide solutions.
Morales told Salta/12 that the first part recovery was taken on Saturday and only the failed units were up and running. These modules are Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Academic Literacy, all of which are part of the subject Introduction to Medicine, bimonthly, which are linked to the following topics in the programme. He pointed out that “22% did not attend for recovery and there were 759 students who had to attend to perform the exam,” he said.
“Teachers two weeks ago conducted a review to restore the partial,” said the vice president of the university. He emphasized that teachers receive students personally, brief them on the mid-term, mistakes made, and control the level of questions. “With all the support that was given to them, they should have passed,” he said.
The deputy principal confirmed that they had solved the problems of the students who had made “real claims”. He said that one of those issues was connectivity issues. “They gave a place and gave themselves up for surrender,” he stressed.
On Friday, the arrivals protested in front of the United Nations headquarters, denouncing the irregularities, and They noted that they were given a fortnightly substance, “Introduction to Medicine,” which acts as a “strainer.”
The students came grumbling, because even though they had pre-registered for the corresponding deadlines, they didn’t show up at the university later, as if they hadn’t finished the papers. Morales said they later gave the students the opportunity to present their papers to solve this problem. He pointed out that there are “900 claims” but “only 200 have prepared their conditions.”
“Maybe they weren’t convinced,” said the vice chancellor, who considered the students unsure of pursuing a degree. “I want to make it clear that we did not intend to exclude them,” he said.
Morales also stated that due to the pandemic, many students enrolled in high school via rounding, “The subjects are considered accredited, we know the transition from high school to university is difficult, you have to study every day. Students have lost this training in an epidemic, and the university is doing everything It can, and the teachers are training.”
One female student who attended Friday’s protest, who asked not to be identified, wondered that from the university they were told they had “a bad base in high school”, as she considered the university should be responsible for matching her suitability to her performance.
“They put the entrance exam as a subject Introduction to medicine Bimonthly, intensive, lasts 2 months, promotional, to take other subjects you have to pass with yes or yes. A week ago they told us how the session was. They start the classes on a platform (online), give you 30 or 40 minute videos, explain topics to you and give you a practical assignment. Two questionnaires were completed per day, on Mondays and Tuesdays. For biology, they gave you 15 minutes, it was the same day for chemistry, and they gave you 30 minutes to answer,” the student said.
The student added, “Then they studied mathematics and academic literacy. As the course progressed, they reduced the answer time,” which also considered that the questions were not based on what was taught in online classes and were “poorly worded.” “It was meant to be about the content they gave us, but the topics were very deep, and the questions were tricky.”
To pass the introduction topic, students must take 8 questionnaires during the course, 4 before the first part and 4 questionnaires in the second part of the course. They must also pass the two partial exams to continue racing. The student said that they were required to pass the first half of the semester with a minimum score of 8, while no one passed the first midterm questionnaires according to the scores they received.
Additionally, the student said that while answering online questionnaires, if they wanted to correct an answer they had no option to go back to do so “if you doubt the answer you can’t go back, if you want they are late in responding.” “There were students who were not allowed (the platform) to take the exam because it was closed to them. Some boys arrived on time for the exam but were flagged late. From UNSa they didn’t solve anything. You can’t take back the questionnaires.”
“There can be no qualifying test for the score, and admission must be unrestrictedIn addition, she said that in the vocational student center they were told ‘They cannot pass the subject of pre-registration,’ because they are not even registered. The young woman highlighted that in the student center they too said they would not walk because an administrative memorandum to the authorities It would have an even greater impact; he said they offered to do it and that they already did.
“The exam is impossible. The engineers told me that you must be an advanced university student to solve the exercises. We made many children prepare in the institutes, while others cannot because they do not have the financial resources. The teachers said that it is impossible even for them to solve it, they gave you complex exercises”, Said the student, who considered that if more than 700 students failed in the first part, then this indicates a defect in the university and in the training they received at this time. When they had to prepare for the exam.
“There are boys who are afraid. There are comments that there are reprisals. There are many boys from the inside who cannot come to help us, even from UNSa they said they would give them priority and it was not. Some came from Gogoi And from other places.”
“At CIU they taught us about college life, what was in the university, how to process a Saeta (transfer card), talked about the dining room; they explained to us what promotional activities, regulations, where each college was located, what was regular. But nothing about with the topics we have. In other jobs at CIU, they offer you relevant content,” said the student.
He said that even teachers told them in that instance not to prepare with private tutors, and that they would prepare them there for admission, but that they did so “with 45 or 30 minute videos that weren’t helpful to you, you had to look elsewhere.” The young woman said they wanted to know they were being “kicked out for no reason”.
I told another student B, Salta/12 that there were 6000 participants, then after completing the fourth questionnaire for the Introduction to Medicine course, she confirmed that there were 745 students and up to Part One, none of them passed. “They lie that we are normal students, when we are pre-registered. (Part One) This was a preparatory exam. They said (from the university) that we decided to give up the profession. They make us think we are useless and it is not.”
Girl B explained that she could not participate in the first part because she was free in the fourth questionnaire of the course. She said she was sure she got it right, but she refused. He stated that his note had been reduced. He said that for the first two surveys, they were given at least one week in which they had to study and take the test, but in Survey 3 and 4, “They rejected us, we had to study a lot. Immediately they brought us up and told us another class, and they told us that on the day Next we had to give up. He didn’t study this in a day.” After that “they gave us one day for the partial on Saturday, February 26, a lot got nervous, they cried because they felt they couldn’t.”
“They teach you one thing and take another,” said the young woman. He also said that it is not true that teachers give them explanations for why they refuse “they say they show us their midterms but they don’t even explain why they were wrong, they don’t let them write the problems they have to practice on home or take pictures of them, they don’t explain them.” exams, and they weren’t allowed to take anything written.”
The young woman stressed that the teachers “have the audacity to say that they are of a higher level”, but stressed that they were wrong in the class.
The student said that many of her classmates first got a score from the questionnaires and then they were removed. “Many of the boys got unfair grades and the teachers don’t want to correct them,” he said. Now they are waiting for the general results of the students who have been able to recover, to decide what actions they will take.