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Roger Arias, rector of UES: “It is a privilege to collaborate in this sporting event”

The facilities of the University of El Salvador (UES) will become the Sports Village for the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023, receiving an investment of approximately 15 million dollars, according to the president of COSSAN2023, Yamil Bukele.

“We want to express our most sincere gratitude to the Government Republic, INDES and COSSAN for having considered the University of El Salvador as the venue for these sporting events,” said the rector of the UES, Roger Arias.

The highest authority of the UES acknowledged that since 2002 Games they have not had an investment at this level, as the one that will be spent to prepare the conditions of the campus where athletes will be housed during the competitions to be held from June 23rd to July 8th, 2023.

“This was the opportunity for the university authorities to respond positively and to establish a framework cooperation agreement, which will allow not only to renew the sports facilities, but also the spaces for the teaching-learning process, development of academic activities, classes, laboratories and also to provide better medical care to our students,” he explained.


“Thanks to the event that will be held next year, a sports clinic and a medical assistance clinic will be installed in the Valencia Health Center, which will remain as a legacy for our students at the University of El Salvador, as well as a 400-meter perimeter wall,” Arias added.

During the development of the Central American and Caribbean Games, the UES, if necessary, will move to a blended teaching-learning modality and in some cases totally online.

” Those fifteen days of the Games match with inter-cycle periods, which means there is no academic work at the University of El Salvador,” said the rector, who clarified that “we would be starting the cycle in February next year and ending in early June, so we will not require the use of university facilities or the use of laboratories during those 15 days that will last the Central American and Caribbean Sports Games,” explained the rector.

Arias also clarified that all facilities will be provided to student athletes so they can obtain academic permits to attend their training sessions.

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We will coordinate directly with INDES and COSSAN to process the respective permits, so the athletes can participate in all the necessary trainings, and then they can make up the academic activities they have not been able to attend.”

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