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In Cuba: Education priorities on debate
Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, Minister of Education, pointed out that attention and stimulation to the teacher must be a daily priority to be incorporated to the way of thinking of those who head the sector.

"To stimulate that person, who dedicates every single day to form the new generations, asking for nothing in return, means to care about their needs".

The minister insisted on searching for a space so that training teachers, graduates, and those that integrate all the subjects, improve themselves.

Concerning student teachers, she said that this generation is a continuity of what the Cuban youth has always done, assuming the tasks of the Revolution with plenty of discipline, responsibility and bravery.

At the debate were analyzed the strategies to be followed in order to achieve a better training of the young student teachers, as well as the necessity of working on vocational orientation since Elementary school.

Ángel López Mirabal, director of Education in Pinar del Río, highlighted that this year the exodus is expected to decrease at 0.5 percent, which represents 50 percent less than last year.

The prevention work as a means to achieve school retention, the program of Master Degrees in Education Sciences, the satisfaction of teaching needs in Havana city and Havana province, are some other topics of interest that were discussed at the meeting.

Also with the presence of Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias, member of the Central Committee and first secretary of the Party in the province, eight centers were awarded as National Vanguards.

By agreement of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, the medal José Tey was bestowed upon professor Leticia del Loreto Valdés.

In addition, four institutions were awarded for their contribution to education: COPEXTEL, Guerrillero newspaper, the provincial delegation of Hydraulic Resources and the Young Communist League (UJC) of the province.


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