SANTA CLARA, Villa Clara.—In a meeting with students and executives of the Manuel Ascunce Domenech Pedagogical School, First Vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez emphasized the necessity of teaching Computing and English so the teachers can use that knowledge in class.
The also member of the Politburo was informed about the didactic programs installed in the computing network of the center, its modern labs and use of the new technology aimed at the primary school teachers’ preparation.
He insisted on the use of that digital material for the preparation and presentation of lessons. After evaluating the impact of this center on the educational sector of the province, he knew that it was decisive to avoid the shortage of teachers in the primary school teaching.
Díaz-Canel Bermúdez expressed satisfaction at the good work carried out by the pedagogical school and the commitment of its students, teachers and the rest of the workers.
The First Vice-president also visited the Ifraín Alfonso sugar mill in the Ranchuelo municipality and the emplacement where the construction of a bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers plant is underway.
Renewal of Education
The next school year will see the experimental application of the process for the improvement of the national education system. This first group includes the first and fourth grades of the primary level, the seventh grade of the secondary level and the tenth grade of the high school, as well as the first, second and fourth years of life of the initial stages. This information was made public in the National Seminar of preparation for the next school year. In the opening speech, Minister of Education Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella said that the key of every improvement is centered on the cultural, scientific and political-ideological platform achieved in every teacher.
She said that the Ministry of Education has the necessary resources to develop lessons with better quality.
Likewise she stressed the work of the Pedagogical Schools (teachers for primary, pre-school and special education) as the projection with more strategic advance of the entire national education system.
“In the same way we work to have better teachers, we should try to preserve our teaching staffs. We have to listen to them, improve their working conditions and create good environments in every school”, she highlighted.
The first day of the Seminar, with the participation of the main executives of Cuba’s Ministry of Education, was attended by member of the Party’s Central Committee Secretariat Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias, Minister of Higher Education José Ramón Saborido, UNEAC President Miguel Barnet, and First Secretary of the UJC National CommitteeSusely Morfa.
Translated by ESTI