MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – Belarus and Cuba are united by common approaches in the sphere of education, Belarusian Education Minister Igor Karpenko stated as he visited Minsk secondary school No.91 named after Jose Marti on 14 January together with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cuba to Belarus Juan Valdes Figueroa and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Venezuela to Belarus Franklin Ramirez Araque, BelTA has learned.
Igor Karpenko said: “I am very pleased to be here. You and I are connected by friendship of many years. Although the nationwide New Year charity campaign Our Children is officially over, our communication with students has become a permanent thing. It is particularly pleasing that we've signed a memorandum of cooperation between the Republican Institute for Vocational Education and the Directorate of Technical and Vocational Training of the Cuban Education Ministry at the school today. The agreement in the sphere of education will allow further interaction and cooperation in this sphere.”
In his words, Belarus and Cuba are united by common approaches in the sphere of education. “We have a lot of joint plans. It is symbolical that on 1 January Cuba celebrated another anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and that on 1 January 1919 the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic was proclaimed. We do have a lot in common that unites us,” the Belarusian education minister noted.
At the end of the meeting the guests presented a gift to the school and its students – a certificate for two computers, sports gear, and books for the library.
Minsk secondary school No.91 is Belarus' only educational institution where conditions for inclusive education of various groups of students are enabled. Special classes for children with hearing disorders were opened in 1980 and have been successfully operating for nearly 40 years already. Apart from that, a resource center has been set up at premises of the school to focus on the inclusive education and nurturing of students with hearing disorders.