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Cheerfulness returns to Matanzas class rooms

Gloria Machado León 4 septiembre, 2017
The cheerfulness and the color return to the classroom and light. The beginning of the 2017/2018 school year is already a fact in the Athens of Cuba, because this Monday more than one hundred and eleven thousand 270 students went to the 511 educational institutions of the territory.
The school complex Carlos Marx, an installation located in the city of Matanzas, welcomed the celebration in the province. The designation of this center as the venue for the festivities acknowledges the contribution of the Pre-university Vocational Institute of Exact Sciences (IPVCE), schools created at the initiative of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, to the scientific development of the territory in almost 40 years of work.

Rolando Ferreiro Rodríguez, Deputy Minister of Education, commented: «The beginning of each school year is a great event, because it not only incorporates the students, but also mobilizes the whole country. Thousands of workers and families have been working for months to make this stage successful.

«Matanzas has been committed to starting the period in a favorable manner, but the coverage of the teaching staff continues to be problematic, for which the management structures of the sector apply measures and alternatives.»

He also said that the Ministry considers as a priority to raise the quality of teaching and education to achieve a comprehensive training of students and teachers, as the latter are a crucial link in the teaching-learning process. Increasing admission to pedagogical training is also one of the premises, mainly in the specialties of Early Childhood, Primary and Special Education and English.

«This course begins the training of teachers for Basic Secondary with higher level and increases the number of educators for Technical-Professional Education. About ten thousand new students enter pedagogical careers and enrollment in these schools totals 25 thousand students.

«We began experimentally the third perfection of the Cuban educational system. In the case of Matanzas, a school of each educational level was selected, a process to which we will provide follow-up during the course. «

Raúl Hernández Galarraga, director of Education in the province, referred in his speech to the importance of maintaining in force the legacy of Fidel and the revolutionary aspiration that Cuban children be like Che, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the fall in combat of the Heroic Guerrilla and his companions in Bolivia.

Teresa Rojas Monzón, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and its first secretary in the territory and Tania León Silveira, member of the Council of State and president of the Provincial Assembly of the People’s Power, together with authorities of political and mass organizations attended the event that officially inaugurated the school year in Matanzas.

In the Carlos Marx school complex there are more than one thousand students and includes, besides the IPVCE, a pre-university institute and a polytechnic center where nine specialties are taught.

Original text by on Sept 4th 2017

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