With the aim of contributing to the National College of Sciences and Humanities, at the age of 51, and furthering its leadership in national secondary education, Benjamin Barajas Sánchez assumed the position of Director-General of that university for a second term, 2022-2026, after being appointed to that position by the UN Mission Board of Directors.
On taking office, the Secretary General of this university, Leonardo Lomeli Vanegas, noted that the CCH had made a significant effort to review various forms of academic work, modernization and stability of its faculty, and took up the challenge to integrate the many lessons learned from the pandemic and use new technologies to support teaching and learning processes, In line with the school’s foundational educational model which, in light of the health emergency, revealed its validity and validity.
He explained that “learning to learn” today more than ever should be the paradigm guiding education in the twenty-first century, and the college pioneered this. Today it must renew curricula and methodologies, but remain true to the core of its original educational model.
He said I hope the five college campuses, faculty, students and staff will do a mission that will allow them to maintain academic excellence and increase achievement, as well as make the Early Childhood College a pillar in student training. Who do we ask to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century in the National University.
He congratulated the Director on the second term entrusted to him by the Board of Directors, and indicated that the central administration of the university will support, with all available resources, the smooth running of this case and the development of its work program.
In turn, Barajas Sanchez emphasized that throughout its history the school has been a living and dynamic entity, accustomed to debate, dialogue and criticism, but also to reaching agreements on fundamental issues of common interest, the educational project, for the training of young people, respect for the principles and values of the University that strengthen us.
We must strengthen the institution through its governing bodies, and consider that academic life is an essential part of our university work. He said that teachers should get more support to develop in this area.
“I would like to express my commitment to work for the school and its community, and in this context the General Directorate will support all viable projects that are offered, and will be a service model for schools so that they can carry out their tasks in the best possible conditions.”
Benjamin Barajas acknowledged the challenges are many, but the will to overcome them is also strong. It highlights, in principle, the overall return of face-to-face activities, the enhancement of regular courses by providing various educational and interactive materials, the continuation of the stability program for faculty members, the promotion of knowledge update and the use of new technologies applied for teaching and the updating of the study plan and programs.
Likewise, improving the overall training of students, promoting activities that favor gender equality; stimulating and supporting the work of collective bodies; He concluded his speech by digitizing most of the academic and administrative processes, and “putting all our efforts into security tasks so that we can have an environment conducive to the development of our substantive functions.”
The remote party was attended by the five school campus administrators, former general managers, students, teachers and workers.
Benjamin Barajas Sánchez has a degree in Humanities (Literature) from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Iztapalaba, and a MA in Ibero-American Literature and a Doctor of Arts from UNAM, where he received an honorable mention. He is a full-time, full-time professional professor, PRIDE Incentive, Class D. 2008-2010) and Director of the Naucalpan Campus from 2012 to 2016 and 2016 to 2018, as well as Director General of the National College of Sciences and Humanities since 2018.
With academic seniority of 29 years, he is currently teaching the topics of reading and analyzing literary texts I-II, in the field of language and communication workshops of the Children’s Coordination Center. He is also a subject professor in the Teaching Master of Higher Secondary Education (MADEMS) degree at FES Acatlán.
He authored 16 books of lyric poetry, proverbs and essays, and also participated in five literary anthologies. Regarding his creative work, he wrote 56 notes for newspapers and magazines; Two books and two theses. Other awards include the 2004 National University of Young Academics Distinguished Recognition Award and the International Aphorism Award “Torino in Síntesis”, in October 2014.
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