The Students’ Day in Cuba much alive

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Contramaestre, Nov. 17.- On a day like today in 1939, a group of young students from the former Czechoslovakia were massacred when they openly demonstrated against Hitlerism. This is the reason for designating November 17 as Students’ Day.

Many students around the world have achieved their rights, but there are still millions who continue the battle against child labor, corruption of minors and trafficking in children, scourges that truncate the rights to education and freedom.

Cuban students have all their rights guaranteed by the State for their full development until their graduation from any specialty at any level, without having to pay school fees.

Cuba is one of the 114 nations that commemorate Students’ Day and it is a member of the International Union of Students (UIE).

In spite of the shortages, caused by the US blockade on Cuba, the government of the island prioritizes education and prevents there to be one school without students or one student without a school.

Public health and education, both free, are the two lines prioritized by the Cuban State.

 

Written by Jorge Lora

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