Las Tunas.- “That of propose scholarships to young people of a country that is an example for its education system, with opportunities for all. Nobody else that those who always have treated of overthrow us could have come up with such an idea,” said the young student Eduardo Rondón.Rondón, president of the Federation of High School Students in the Vocational Pre-University Institute of Exact Sciences, began with these words his address denouncing the scholarship program of the U.S. non-governmental organization Word Learning, financed by the Agency for International Development (USAID).
We are not against the exchange whenever our principles are respected, said Legma Caballero, who recalled that the project, implemented since 2015, is intended to create leaders who respond to the imperialist ideology.
Before more than 800 students endorse with their signatures their rejection to the subversive program, a group of them received the card that accredits them as members of the Young Communist League.
The “Luis Urquiza Jorge” is avant-garde in scientific education; it has occupied the first place in national contests of knowledge in the last four years, two members of the teaching staff train students representing Cuba in Physics and Chemistry Olympiads at regional, Iberian-American and international level. All students of twelfth grade passed the entrance examinations to higher education in the previous academic calendar.
Other acts of rejection to the World Learning scholarship program have been carried out at universities, pre-university institutes, and schools of the technical, artistic and sports education.