Joaquín Díaz Mena in May, campaigning for governor with an assist by Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Twitter

Two new universities for Yucatán — one in Ticul and the other in Yaxcabá — were pledged Monday, following up on a campaign-trail promise made by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The incoming delegate of Integral Development Programs, Joaquín “Huacho” Díaz Mena, told reporters new details on Monday.

López Obrador promised a total of 100 new universities for the entire country.

Díaz Mena explained that these educational projects are intended to elevate the prospects of low-income students.

The universities would be build after studying regional needs, and could resemble something closer to vocational schools, rather than liberal-arts institutions.

Although endorsed by López-Obrador, “Huacho” was unsuccessful in his recent campaign to become governor of Yucatán.

His task now will be to meet with the mayors of each municipality to scope out land for the new educational centers.

Source: Diario de Yucatán

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