Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel made a call today at the opening of
the First Meeting of Education Ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at the Conference Center in the Cuban capital, to cooperate on the development of better policies to improve the educational sphere and eradicate illiteracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
More images in: PhotosPL Diaz-Canel called for the goal to be met ‘with one voice’ in an atmosphere of unity, and noted that although advances have been achieved in the last decades, guaranteeing high figures of access to education, students are not reaching the necessary learning levels required for the complex dynamics of the world today.
It is troubling to state, he said, that three years after the deadline for the fulfillment of the education goals formulated in Dakar, some countries in the region are at risk of not meeting any of them.
According to the Cuban Vice President, building elevated and needed paradigms and opinions, like that of a united Latin America and the Caribbean, in a common space of political independence, is indispensable to guarantee education with quality for the peoples.
He stressed that the CELAC bloc that was founded in 2011, “was born to advance resolutely towards the integrity of Latin America and the Caribbean in political, economic, social and cultural spheres, toward the conquest of social welfare and an increased quality of life.
Likewise, it seeks to achieve integrated growth and promote independent and sustainable development on the basis of democracy, equity and broader social justice, with a continuous dialogue to promote regional peace and security.
Representatives from 24 countries, among them 10 Ministers of Education, are attending the meeting that will end this Thursday.
Cuba assumed the pro tempore presidency of the First Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CELAC, which recently met in Chile.