If the bill presented by legislator Epsy Campbell is successful, public universities would be required to reserve 50% of their quota of the most demanded majors.
Campbell explained that the top 10 students from each institution will be prioritized. However, they would not be exempt from complying with the requirements and tests for admission in each university.
The project also requires universities to give said students a leveling course, to prevent failure due to the flaws in their elementary and high-school education.
The legislator said that in Costa Rica there is an unacceptable gap in students’ access to public higher education, because students from public school are not able to compete with those with private education when universities apply their admission filters.