CEPAL Executive Secretary Praises Cuban Education

alicia-barcenas2[1]Panama, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, stated today that Cuba is an exception in the continent, because access to education is a right for everyone.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, she noted that despite the difficulties imposed by the blockade, the Caribbean nation has invested important resources for all teaching levels and technology innovation, in terms of education.

Barcenas praised the quality of human resources, while said they are the best prepared professionals in this minute to work in so crucial issues such as biotechnology.

About this issue, she stressed the need that the region has generated its own patents, as Cuba did with the meningococcal vaccine.

The ECLAC executive secretary stated that we should train more qualified people to work on the issue of equality, and abolish the culture of privileges.

During a dialogue with Prensa Latina, Barcenas also referred to the challenges the region is currently facing, among them the link of education with the productive structures, and the need to achieve the educational field stresses more the values of the society.

During her speech at the Rectors’ Forum held yesterday, to be concluded today, the ECLAC top representative proposed an alternative for a free education and close to global employment.

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