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The Cuban educational system, based on equity and social justice, announced on Thursday it expects to increase matriculation of blind students in the island s universities.

Thanks to opportunities created by the government, about 300 visually impaired Cubans are now studying in higher education.

Over 1,500 blind and visually impaired students are attending classes in elementary, junior high and technical education, so the country must increase capacity in the future for higher education for this social segment.

The most requested careers were law, psychology, physical culture, physiotherapy and literature, while others prefer information engineering and veterinary medicine, the National News Agency reported.

Source: Prensa Latina

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