Cuba: More Students Pass University Entrance Exams

Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary statistics on the first call to entrance examinations for higher education in Cuba has shown an increase in the number of those who passed those tests, according to information released today by local media.

Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez said that there is an improvement in general compared to the previous course, although the results in History are still far from what was expected.

The official, who participated in the National Council of the Federation of Middle School Students (FEEM), which ended on Saturday, urged youths to support the work encourage students to follow pedagogical studies, as well as to deal with dropouts, an issue that she considered complex in some territories of the country.

The meeting also analyzed the students’ concern that entrance examinations should not begin in the 12th grade, but in the 10th grade.

Participants also discussed the relevance of making better use of FEEM spaces in order to ensure the proper functioning of the structures of that organization.


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