After a summer interrupted by controversy surrounding the slowness of the new system, the coming weeks will be crucial to find a place for all candidates.
by Camille Stromboni
The summer months did not lead to a major release of Parcoursup. And no good news for the government. Nothing is moved or almost. As the start of the academic year is rapidly approaching, the waiting time for tens of thousands of young people, not yet established at the school where they will join for their studies, remains three months after the opening of the new procedure. admission to higher education.
System too slow, confiscated, blocked … The questions that got angry were put to Frédérique Vidal, the minister of higher education, on Wednesday, August 22, at France Inter, where she let her come back. She inexorably rejected the recurring criticism of the platform. "If Parcoursup works slower, it is precisely because we guide and help young people without an assignment, in contrast to last year"she said. While claiming to have no "No specific care" : More than 591,000 young people know where they will be at the beginning, she repeated.
The Minister had to follow up with the Council of Ministers, then a meeting with the rectors … The government is now at the foot of the wall, it is necessary that the "machine" accelerates. The commitment is great for the former university president who made himself known by suing the enormous in the summer of 2017 "Mess" from APB (post-baccalaureate admission), the previous system, and leading, drumming in less than a year, reforming the rights orientation and student success with the establishment of Parcoursup.
Although it is too early to make a real assessment of posts in higher education, the new system seems less efficient at this stage in terms of answers to candidates, with a long-standing bottleneck. According to official figures, from Wednesday, August 22, 72% of the 812,000 high school students and students refocused …