Universidad José Cecilio del Valle
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Mission: To form innovative professionals capable of submitting themselves in a continuous learning process.
The Universidad José Cecilio del Valle offers 19 qualifications at a bachelors level and associate level:
The UJCV web site is at http://www.ujcv.edu.hn
The University offers its students the virtual campus mode (Campus Virtual) to "attend" some of the classes in their curricula and, as support to some of the classes taught. This modality allows people to have difficulty in attending face-to-face classe to take courses from the comfort of their home or Office at the time most convenient for them. See the Dokeos LMS http://www.ujcv-virtual.net/dokeos/
International Organisation Membership
UJVC is member of Asociación de Universidades Privadas de Centroamerica y Panama (AUPRICA) (Spanish).
José Cecilio del Valle (November 22, 1780 – March 2, 1834) was a leader of Central American independence and the first president of United Provinces of Central America.
José Cecilio del Valle was born in Choluteca, Honduras. In his youth he moved to Guatemala City, where he later studied philosophy and law at the Universidad de San Carlos. He was admitted to the bar on September 1, 1803. He became known for his well reasoned arguments and decisions and was nicknamed "El Sabio" ("The Wise"). Valle was appointed a judge in 1806, and became a professor at San Carlos in 1812.
Valle authored the Central American Declaration of Independence, declared on 15 September 1821. Central America was soon afterwards annexed to the Mexican Empire of Agustín de Iturbide, and Valle was for a time imprisoned. From February 23 to March 19, 1823 he was foreign minister of the Mexican Empire.
When Mexico was declared a republic, he was instrumental in getting Mexico to recognize Central American independence, which was again achieved in June 1823. Valle was one of the drafters of the new nation's constitution (which notably abolished slavery somewhat in advance of the international community). He served as president of the congress, then was elected the first constitutional president of the United Provinces of Central America, serving until April 1825.
His death in 1834 was marked by national mourning and bells tolling throughout the Republic, as he was one of the few prominent figures respected by Liberals and Conservatives alike.
The Honduran Government awards a medal for distinguished service named in his honor, and the University is named after him.
Universidad José Cecilio del Valle uses Dokeos.