Jean-Michel Blanquer thought of to affix the Paris-Panthéon-Assas College after his defeat within the legislative elections

A few days after his elimination in the first round of the legislative elections, the former Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, is expected to enter the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, reveal mediapart and The chained duck.

“I was asked, in fact, to consider the possibility of welcoming the ex-minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, agrégé in public law in 1996 and a specialist in constitutional law and comparative public law, to our university”, explains the president of the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, Stéphane Braconnier, in a message addressed to professors of the department of public law, of which Agence France-Presse had a copy, confirming the revelations of the two media. The president of the prestigious Parisian university defends the “unusual, even exceptional, nature of the request”which is said to have been “grabbed”without specifying its origin.

Mr. Braconnier claims that the“possible arrival” by Jean-Michel Blancquer “at the Paris-Panthéon-Assas University would take the form of a transfer from the Paris-III University, where he is seconded, to a dedicated and newly created job”. Mr. Blanquer holds a doctorate from the University of Paris-II Panthéon-Assas, where he taught at the beginning of his career.

this post “would definitely remain acquired in [l’]university”, clarified further. According to Mr. Braconnier, “the presidency can benefit from Mr. Blancquer’s contacts and institutional experience” and “this would be particularly valuable at a time when a number of large-scale projects are being launched, some of which require a lot of support”.

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“A confusing advertisement” according to Snesup-FSU

Following the publication in the press of this potential arrival, the Paris-Panthéon-Assas University nevertheless issued a press release stating that“no ad hoc job creation is planned” and this“no “requests” from outside the university preceded the exploratory exchanges between Mr. Jean-Michel Blancquer and the competent university officials”.

“There is at least one issue of non-compliance with regulatory procedures: this position is not profiled, there is no consultation… It is a confusing advertisement that makes us indignant”reacts Anne Roger, general secretary of the Snesup-FSU union.

“The recruitment process applicable to civil servants in Mr. Blanquer’s situation will be strictly followed if the university authorities, currently consulted, decide to continue the process”declares on the contrary Paris-Panthéon-Assas in its press release.

“Students urgently need support, but we can’t find it. There, it is enough for a minister to need a post and one is found, it is scandalous”, denounces Anne Roger again. The Snesup-FSU states in particular that in ten years French universities have absorbed more than half a million students, but that the recruitment of professors is “historically low”.

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