Registration in Cuban universities for 2007-2008 has gone up to more than 700,000 students, slightly higher than last year, according to Higher Education Minister Juan Vela.
Speaking to the press, the official affirmed that there are better conditions for the new academic year in terms of teaching and guaranteeing the material base for studies and life in university residencies.
Vela visited the installations of the Marta Abreu Central University in Santa Clara, 270 kilometers east of the capital, where he confirmed the level of its teaching staff and readiness for the start of the semester.
Omar Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Villa Clara, praised the conditions at the university, one of the most important in the country in terms of teaching quality and results.
In Cuba there is in addition a plan to provide university education at municipal level, via which any citizen who so wishes has access to higher education in university institutions in their local area.
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The delivery of 500 new computers will mean a total of 2,800 machines connected to higher education center’s network.
At a meeting with the Management Council of the Marta Abreu Central University, the minister congratulated the Villa Clara institution, their management, the student body, teachers and other workers, recognizing their first place ranking among centers evaluated in their category.