Aliana Jiménez López is 15 years old and at first glance looks like an insecure young woman who struggles with the changes of that stage between adolescence and youth.
However, Aliana knows what she wants; she knew at the same moment that she learned about the new career she would open in Matanzas: Middle Technician in Law.
Her mother tried to convince her, to the point that she put another specialty on her ballot as a first option and that second one. The young Matanzas offered her testimony to Radio26 and confesses that even destiny conspired in her favor and today along with 27 more students she will travel the legal world for three and a half years.
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Middle Technician in Law, strength of the Cuban judicial system
The career represents a new option of studies that favors and enriches the judicial system by providing technicians with knowledge and professionalism, explained Odilia Casallas García, Chief Prosecutor of the Training and Development Department at the provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Matanzas.
That institution, together with the Ministry of Justice and the Court system, advise and contribute to the education of young people.
According to Gramna newspaper, the course will have 5 320 class hours, of which 1 960 will be allocated to the general training and 3 360 to the professional.
“In addition to subjects such as Mathematics, Spanish, History, Physics, they are taught General State Theory and Law, Citizen Legal Culture, and Shorthand, among other contents,” said Casallas García.
According to Dr. Ena Elsa Velázquez, Minister of Education in Cuba, students upon graduation will obtain a diploma equivalent to that of Bachelor, which is awarded at the end of 12th grade.
The career of Middle Technician in Law began in 2018 experimentally in Havana, Villa Clara, Camaguey and Santiago de Cuba, today it is studied throughout the national territory.