Cuba Start Classes Today

By Orlando Oramas Leon

Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba begins today the 2013-2014 school year, and Cuban classrooms open to host about two million students in general education and 200,000 young people in university education.
Raising the teaching learning process, adding more to the family, promoting the training of citizens’ values, are among the objectives of the new school year, according to officials from the Education Ministry.

After completing the summer holidays, this capital’s mornings regain the daily dynamics in the presence of thousands of students on their way to their schools.

Repairs of schools, uniforms arrangements, preparation of teaching materials, were noted in recent days in a country that, although limited in resources, mainly devotes attention to education.

After the triumph of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro in January 1959, Cuba had one million illiterates, 600,000 children without classrooms, and almost 10,000 unemployed teachers.

Since then to date, the island has made progresses in its educational programs. Cuba ranks 14th in the world in its Education Development Index for Everyone.

Many foreign students also attend to the classrooms of the island. From 1961 to 2011, more than 35,000 young people from 129 countries graduated from universities in the country. Some 85,871 Health Sciences students, of which more than 10,000 came from other countries, join schools today, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

sus/iff/ool Modificado el ( lunes, 02 de septiembre de 2013 )

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