In front of students, Jadot promises to “reinvest in higher education”

The environmental candidate for the presidential election Yannick Jadot promised to “reinvest in higher education” whose precariousness he denounced on Monday during a debate organized by students from the Parisian University Panthéon- Sorbonne.

He promised to create “a hundred thousand places” in university for students, to return to Parcoursup, and to create new teacher-researcher positions, in front of approximately 500 students who had taken place in an amphitheater located in the 13th arrondissement.

“We will give students the means to live their schooling properly, to be able to choose their sector”, declared Mr. Jadot.

The MEP underlined that his presidential program provided that 60% of ‘an age group can take advantage of three years in higher education, including through lifelong training.

He accused Emmanuel Macron of wanting to select for the entrance to the university and increase the registration fees, “bullshit” according to him because “the university must be free”. Traveling in the Creuse on Monday, the head of state defended himself from wanting to increase registration fees.

“I never said that”, he insisted, assuring that he did not want to “charge” the students but on the contrary to fight against precariousness.

The EELV presidential candidate pleaded for the creation of a “citizen’s income” which will be above the poverty line, to allow young people to be independent from 18 years, as in the countries of Northern Europe.

He also said he was in favor of accessible and organic university catering and promised the renovation of student accommodation in its plan to create “700 000 social housing”.