Havana - More than 1,700,000 Cuban students begin this Monday the 2019-2020 school year, a figure slightly higher than the previous academic course, the Ministry of Education (MINED) reported.
According to MINED, the enrollment in pre-school day care centers this year also increased thanks to the opening of new facilities in several territories and the recovery of overs following construction works.
More than 160,000 teachers will return to the classroom, to provide coverage of 95%. The remaining posts will be filled through alternatives such as hourly contracted teachers and other initiatives.
As a result of the salary increase adopted in June this year, of almost 4,500 teachers who had presented their resignation, more than 2,200 have decided to continue teaching.
Likewise, of 1,858 retirement applications, some 1,047 have decided to continue teaching, and about 6,191 teachers who had left the sector expressed their willingness to return to the classroom, MINED sources stated.
Washington - Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, one of Cuba's most recognized intellectuals, is now a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).
Cuba's Ambassador to the United States, Jose Ramon Cabañas, attended the commencement ceremony on Leal's behalf on Saturday at the Cambridge-based Academy.Read More
Paris - Cuba meets this month an extensive program within the Executive Board of Unesco, which focuses its work on the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said the permanent delegation of the island.Read More
The XIV edition of the Ibero-American Congress of Thought, to be held here from October 25 to 27, invites us to reflect on Caribbean cultural diversity among the countries of the region.Read More