10/21/13 - Radio Cadena Agramonet - Computer Labs, Support and Strength of Cuba's Education System
Camagüey, Oct 20.- Once the first two months of the 2013-2014 school year
are over, the repair and renewal of over 60 computer labs in several
schools in Camagüey is undoubtedly one of the main achievements of the
education system in this Cuban province this year.
The investment which is supposed to reach 139 labs each of them worth
around USD 4,000- has favored thousand of students in elementary,
secondary and pre-university education.
Mercedes Escuredo Olazábal, provincial representative of the Ministry of
Education in Camagüey, also mentioned that students from grade 7 to 9 will
be the most privileged, because 74 labs are available in this educational
level, being physics, biology and chemistry the most prioritized subjects.
Characterized by a cutting-edge technology, these modern labs have been
equipped with slim clients, thank to which students can do their practical
classes and lab experiments.
There is in Camagüey province a skilled workforce who is working in the
labs installed in almost every municipality of this province.
Free education is a right for the whole population in Cuba, but the
interest of the State to raise the cultural level of its citizens goes way
beyond the fact of teaching traditional content, it also gives a great
importance to an overall education in keeping with an ever evolving world.
It was a dream in 2000 that each student from kindergarten to college-
could have access to computers, as an essential component in their
Little by little such dream is being a reality in the teaching
institutions across the country. What the education sector has been doing
in Camagüey province lately is an example and guarantee of the commitment
the Cuban Revolution has made with the people. (Fidel A. Manzanares
Fernández/ Radio Cadena Agramonte)
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