The rector of the University of Extremadura (UEx), Antonio Hidalgo, recalled that the use of the mask in university classrooms is mandatory and not wearing it would “automatically” result in the expulsion of the student from the center.
“He would be expelled,” replied the rector when asked what would happen if a student did not comply with this security measure against Covid, and after the controversy that has arisen in the Alba Plata de Cáceres public school because the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Extremadura has allowed two students not to wear a mask by decision of their parents.
In statements to the media, he stressed that, at the university, all are adults and students, no matter how young they are, reach the age of majority before the end of the year, so “we are all responsible and we are bound by the norm” , has said.
Hidalgo has insisted that, in this age group of university students, “the use or not of the mask is not questionable”, since “it is mandatory for everyone” when attending classes.
“If someone decided to remove the mask, they would automatically be invited to leave the classroom and the center until they wanted to use a mask,” he concluded to questions from the media on this matter after the inauguration this Wednesday in Cáceres of the UEx summer / autumn course on ‘Promotion and enhancement of youth participation’, which takes place in the Palacio de la Generala.