Resources for next school year guaranteed, says Education minister

Havana - The Cuban minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velázquez,  announced  that intensive efforts are underway to ensure the availability of the necessary material resources for the new school year, despite the country's current economic limitations.

She added that priority is being given to the procurement of ]\items such as notebooks, pencils, watercolors, plasticine, temperas, teachers' modules and paper for teachers and students.

When referring to nfrastructure repair, the minister said that a program is underway to take care of 1,500 schools out of the some 10,000 that exist on the island.

The head of the Education Ministry said that the 78 educational institutions affected by the tornado that swept several neighborhoods in Havana last January have already been mended.

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For the quality of teaching

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King of Spain honors Havana´s historian, Eusebio Leal

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Education is key to peace stresses UNESCO director-general

Paris - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said today in this capital that guaranteeing education would lay the foundations for lasting peace on Earth.

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