New School Year Begins in Cuba

New School Year Begins in Cuba Havana, Sep 6. – More than 2.1 million Cuban students began the first day of school on Monday, in the context of efforts to provide a more integral education for the new generations.

As part of the strategy designed by Cuban Ministry of Education, these efforts will be aimed at strengthening learning about the economy and work as a way of developing awareness among students as producers, based on the pedagogic principle of the connection between study and labor.

One of the steps forward in transforming the sector is the creation of Marxism-Leninism and History departments in all of the country's teachers' colleges.

The Ministry of Education recently announced that 10,000 retired educators had returned to teaching, as had 1,741 teachers who had been working in political and mass organizations.

Minister of Education Ena Elsa Velazquez stated in last year's report that the 2009-2010 school year was characterized by the introduction of transformations which will produce results in the medium to long term. (Prensa Latina)