Cuba and UNESCO discuss alternatives for distance education
Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are discussing initiatives to collaborate on distance education, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed on Wednesday.
The website of the Foreign Ministry said that at the virtual meeting, Cuban officials noted that distance education is the way to continue the teaching process, amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the interruption of the face-to-face school year.
Likewise, they explained the strategy developed by Cuba, in which TV programs are fundamental to orient teachers, students and relatives, as well as the opening of free digital educational platforms.
They also denounced the damage caused by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States, which is the main barrier to the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the country, the website added.
The team of the World Coalition for Education, from UNESCO, ratified its interest in cooperating with Cuba in the implementation of innovative solutions to optimize the opportunities of the ICTs and guarantee distance education.
Present at the virtual meeting were Borhene Chakroun, director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division at UNESCO; Cuban Ambassador and Representative at UNESCO Yahima Esquivel, and officials from the ministries of Education and Communications of Cuba.
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