HAVANA, Cuba.- School in Cuba is called to place the country´s future in higher steps, Silvia Navarro, director general of the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, considered.

Navarro explained that to that end, the International Congress on Science and Education gains prestige in sharing national experiences with delegates from over fifteen countries.

The Director General of the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences explained that one of the challenges of the meeting, is to demonstrate the way in which Cuba focuses education as a social phenomenon, and the importance of the educational system for the development of societies.

In Navarro’s opinion, it is not possible to raise development levels and meet the goals of 2030 Agenda for development, if education is not put in place to make them real.

Need for Exchange

The exchange of experiences between Latin American nations on primary education is essential to assess its quality and define the main challenges, Dania Lopez, director of that teaching in Cuba said.

At the second session of the International Congress on Science and Education, based at the Convention Palace of Havana, Lopez explained it is a matter of achieving an inclusive education in the area, in order to raise its quality and obtain better results.

On that particular, she remarked that the main mission is to get children to learn from their own experiences, and to be able to evaluate their role in their society and the world.

Another element to promote is the quality of learning since the first years of life and by stages of development, hence the need for everyone to have the same rights and opportunities, Lopez said.