Mexico City, Mexico — Deputy Ángel García Yáñez of the New Alliance Party, has moved on to issues of controversy after proposing a mandatory renewal of professional qualifications.
He says that professionals in Mexico should have to be approved and certified in their field of study, adding those who do not attend the certification of studies, “will be prevented from continuing to practice in their profession.”
The deputy proposes that the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) integrate a special register of all certified professionals. He has suggested that this standard be updated annually and be available for consultation through institutional electronic means.
In order to be able to accredit the certification, a theoretical-practical exam will have to be approved in order to demonstrate necessary knowledge in the subject. The legislator of New Alliance said that Mexico needs trained and specialized professionals, especially in medical careers and their specialties.
However, his proposal has been strongly criticized in social networks for possible abuses pointing out his own lack of professionalism since Ángel García Yáñez apparently has only a high school diploma.