Schools in Santiago de Cuba to Resume Classes on Monday

News from Cuba | Saturday, 3 November 2012

from the Cuban News Agency

The academic year in the province of Santiago de Cuba will start again on Monday, with an adjustment to the syllabus and most schools restored after the damages caused by hurricane Sandy.

Rafael Dario Pacheco, Education director in the territory, told ACN about the continuation of repairs during the weekend, due to the magnitude of damages in some centers, for which the necessary human resources and materials are available.

In terms of primary and special teaching -the buildings of which were more damaged-, students were redistributed at schools with better conditions and adapted state premises, while in the mountainous area family houses and premises of the Ministry of Agriculture were fit out with this purpose, pointed out the official.

The less damaged municipalities resumed classes a few days ago, in a partial way, specified Odalys Prieto, Education advisor to the province, among which we find Songo La Maya, San Luis and Palma Soriano, in addition to the administrative center, which has been carried out gradually, with a priority for 12th grade youngsters.

Professors and methodology specialists visit the students whose homes were damaged by the hurricane, and information on health measures to be adopted, like boiling drinking water, is given at schools.

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