Cuba’s Minister of Education Appraises State of Preparations of 2011-2012 School Year

Vazquez urged education officials to finish the repair and construction works in several facilities in time for the beginning of the school year, as well as the training of professional staff, reported Granma newspaper.

The Minister said that there are still materials that haven’t reached their destination.

Guaranteeing that resources are available at schools will let us focus on the training and improvement of teachers in order to raise the quality of classes, mainly at high school level, she said.

She highlighted that almost 60 percent of high school graduates will continue their studies in technical schools, and many of them will become highly qualified workers, according to the current needs the country has.

Vazquez called on teachers to provide college students a good training for them to go to university well-prepared.

In a tour through Granma province the Minister checked on the preparations for the new school year.

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