Havana, Cuba.- The Minister of Higher Education of Cuba, Jose Ramon Saborido, highlighted here on Tuesday the achievements and main challenges of higher education on the island, speaking at the XVI International Pedagogy Congress 2019.

In his conference, Saborido delved into prioritized lines in Cuba such as teacher training, the transition between high school and higher education, the quality of the training function of professionals and the development of skills throughout life. achievements of Cuban higher education in international appointment stand out.

He also referred to the importance of contributing to the better performance of teachers, and of responding to their needs for improvement and postgraduate studies in correspondence with the continuous improvement of the education system.

In addition, the head of Higher Education emphasized the pertinence of evaluating the professional needs of the different careers in each territory of the country.

He also recalled the importance that the government attaches to quality academic education, always on the basis of equity and social inclusion.

More than 600 delegates from 42 countries are taking part in the Congress, which will be held until next Friday at the Palacio de las Convenciones.

At the beginning of the day, a tribute was paid to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), in which the priority given to education and the strategies created to promote the academic formation of Cubans were discussed.