The Minister of Higher Education of Cuba, Jose Ramon Saborido, highlighted on Thursday the importance of Pedagogy 2019 Congress for the exchange of experiences in the field of education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In declarations to Prensa Latina in the context of the forum that gathers more than 600 delegates from 42 countries, Saborido said that the meeting is a space for debate around the highest mission of a public good that is the education of peoples. It is of great interest to be able to listen to the delegates from different nations who are at the meeting and have the privilege of understanding their histories, concerns and ways of doing things in education,' he said at the Convention Palace, which will host the congress until tomorrow. In addition, the minister pointed out that Cubans should be proud of their education system, which is free at all levels and has obtained dissimilar achievements during these 60 years of the Revolution. When comparing it, he specified, with systems of other countries of the world, including those of developed states, we see that in these there are obstacles in the levels of access, problems in the racial and gender equality and in the quality of the formation of the students. However, we have issues, undoubtedly, that we need to improve and on which we need to work a little more,' said Saborido. According to the head of Higher Education, despite being few days of exchange of experiences at the meeting (4 to 8 February) are of great use to enhance the educational work. On Tuesday, Saborido dictated in Pedagogy 2019 the conference Cuban Higher Education as Part of the Educational System Articulation and Quality for Development. During his speech, he insisted on the need to offer from teaching responses to socio-economic development, which involves achieving quality training and the rigor of teachers.