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Nearly 3,000 high school graduates from Cubas eastern province of Guantanamo will study at different universities at home and throughout the country.

Juan Jose Diaz Rodriguez, assistant provincial director for Education, said 950 of this years graduates will study teaching careers, a larger percentage than last year.

Diaz added that 689 students will study technical health careers and nursing; 300 medicine and 100 dentistry, among others.

He said a total of 98 university slots have so far been allocated to students from the special Plan Turquino program, a socio-economic program aimed at stabilizing mountain populations and making mountain areas as independent from urban centers as possible.

At the years first graduation ceremony held Sunday at the Jose Maceo Grajales Vocational and Exact Sciences Institute, Diaz told Granma that many Plan Turquino students had selected majors in Agronomy, Social-Cultural Studies and Physical Education.

Source: By Jorge Luis Merecio Cautin, Granma

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