The CC sentence revoked the precautionary measures that were accepted on May 12, which sought to stop the budget cuts to 32 public educational institutions in the country.
"The Economy Ministry has the power to increase or decrease the education sector's income and expenses. If it considers cutting the budget for universities, it can do so. That is a legal and ordinary measure," the judges stated.
University authorities acknowledged that the Economy Ministry cuts will mainly affect the salaries and jobs in the public education system.
Meanwhile, paradoxically, the decision of President Lenin Moreno's administration will not imply a reduction in the money that the Ecuadorian state transfers to private universities.