Cuban Scholars Outlines Challenges in Education

Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The school in Cuba is called upon to place the future of the country at a higher level, Silvia Navarro, Director General of the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, said today.

In a statement to Prensa Latina, Navarro explained that the International Congress on Science and Education is renowned for sharing national experiences with delegates from more than 15 countries.

Demonstrating the way in which Cuba focuses on education as a social phenomenon and the importance of the education system for the development of societies is one of the challenges of the meeting scheduled to take place until next Friday at the Havana Convention Center, the expert stated.

According to Navarro, it is not possible to raise the levels of development and meet the goals of Agenda 2030 if education is not made a reality.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity to strengthen universal peace and access to justice.

In this sense, Navarro stressed that education has the mission of contributing to the progress of the men and women who must take care of the planet, understand the importance of economic culture and put technology at the service of the best and most appropriate knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

It is precisely the school, together with the family and the community that is called to the formation of this generation, the scholar emphasized by ratifying Cuba’s willingness to share experiences in this area with interested countries.

Referring to the importance of the International Congress on Science and Education, Navarro said that it is called upon to promote a space in which ‘we all listen to each other and reflect on good practices’.

In addition, she continued, ‘one of the fundamental goals of the meeting is that education, as a social phenomenon, should involve various sectors of society, especially that prepare the just and honest man who appreciates beauty and is always in favor of the best ideas.’

The academic meeting which began on Monday is organized by the Cuban Ministry of Education and the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences and brings together experts from Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Angola, Brazil and Spain, among other countries.

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