The recognition to the great educational work treasured by the Cuban Revolution will be felt in this Teachers’ Day and not only in the classrooms nationwide, but also in every inch where Cubans can congratulate, pay tribute and show gratitude to those who are pillars in the formation of new generations.
A day like today in 1961, at the Revolution Square in Havana, Fidel announced the end of the Literacy Campaign and Cuba was declared Territory Free of Illiteracy. From then on, the life of millions of fellow countrymen changed. People began to enjoy from free —and without favoritism or exclusion— one of the most elemental human rights: the education, which is a sector that our government has spared no resources as it has been the most important and valuable investment the State may undertake.
From November 10th and up to now, December 22nd, the Days of Tribute to Workers of the Education Sector have taken place, whose central ceremony will be held in Camaguey.
The Ministry of Education chose this province based on its condition of Province with Outstanding results in 2019, as well as the very positive results in fundamental programs, which are still on course and strengthened.
Amid this fight against Covid-19 and the strengthening of the US blockade and the subversive war operated by the US government against Cuba, our professors have stepped up and with their behavior, determination, and creativity, have embraced the changes and challenges imposed by the pandemic, maintaining the teaching rigor and quality.
Like other school years, the Teachers’ Day covers the National Day of Physical Culture and Sports, the creation of the education union, the triumph of the Revolution and the Day of the Cuban Science. Workers linked to this sector will extend their activities until January 15th, 2021.
As in every other year, there have been a lot of tributes to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, celebrating his tireless efforts in developing the education, science, research, and sports in Cuba and other nations in the world.
Taking very seriously the implementation of all hygienic-sanitary measures set to protect ourselves against SARS-CoV-2, the 2019-2020 school year actually came to an end while the 2020-2021 school year kicked off without any outbreak reported so far. The sector will continue to implementing the Third Stage of the Perfection Process of the National Educational System, which is based on the updating of the syllabus, programs, methodological guidelines and the work plan in educational institutions, which boost the educational process.
Several incentives have been delivered in schools, universities, and other institutions these days. And new generations, today, will show gratitude to those who spread values and consciousness to form better men and women.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSí Translation Staff