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Over 500 Engineers to Graduate from Cuban Computer Science University Next Week

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With the tenth graduation of the University of Computer Sciences scheduled for next week on Tuesday, the Havana higher learning institution would have turned out more than 14 000 computer engineers since its establishment by Fidel Castro tin 2002.

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Forging social commitment

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Motivated by their impact on the comprehensive training of future professionals, an increasing number of students from the Ignacio Agramonte Loy­naz University of Camagüey are directly participating in important economic and social initiatives in the area.

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Secondary education a priority for 2016-2017

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English remains a priority for the next academic year, according to Dr. Zoe La Red Iturria, national director of Secondary Education, speaking at a press conference.

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Cuban education: A Revolutionary achievement

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1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.

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May Day: Teachers leading the way

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Over 40,000 teachers and students from pedagogical schools, accompanied by their families, will lead the May Day march to Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to Ismael Drullet Pérez, secretary general of the National Union of Education, Science and Sports Workers, speaking to Granma International,who commented on the achievements which have seen the sector awarded the honor of leading the mass procession.

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Fidel visits school: Photo gallery

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On April 6, Fidel visited the Vilma Espín Educational Center in the Havana municipality of Playa, where he participated in a tribute to the revolutionary heroine for which the school is named, and interacted enthusiastically with children and staff.

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Senior UNESCO Official to Visit Cuba

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Qiang Tang, UNESCO’ s Assistant Director-General for Education, will pay an official visit to Cuba from February 14 to 16, was reported in Paris today. The official will be accompanied by David Atchoarena, Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems.

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Doctors of yesterday, today and tomorrow

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Fidel’s name was repeated often during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the first graduation of doctors and dentists trained by the Revolution, who received their diplomas atop Mt. Cuba in the Sierra Maestra, November 14, 1965.
Today, many health care professionals remember the interest shown by the leader of the Cuban Revolution in their studies, always alert to their living conditions, and those of classrooms.

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UNESCO praises Cuba’s achievements in education

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UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova received Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz, heading the island’s delegation to the 38th UNESCO General Conference, being held in the French capital. During the cordial and friendly meeting the Minister thanked the Director General for her active participation in promoting the UN Post-2015 educational agenda, the organization’s main aim, and commented on Cuba’s achievements in the sphere.

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Pedro de Oraá wins 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts

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Pedro de Oraá, winner of the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, at the Zona Franca exposition. Photo: CNAP
IN recognition of his lifetime achievements, painter, writer and critic Pedro de Oraá was awarded the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, granted annually by the Cuba’s National Visual Arts Council.