Camaguey,-Over 2,520 senior high school students in Camaguey province will sit for entrance examinations to gain access to higher education and pursue university degree courses.
The aforesaid number means the 77 percent of the total enrolment of 12th grade students, for which this province placed fourth in Cuba, said Julio Hernández Fábregas, Chief of the Provincial Department of Senior High Schools.
The cadre stated that a total of 891 students are opting for pedagogical courses, and most of them are from the municipalities of Camaguey, Florida, Santa Cruz del Sur and Céspedes.
In case of the Máximo Gómez Báez Vocational Pre-University Institute of Exact Sciences (IPVCE), where 471 students will sit for these exams, 176 students are opting to undertake further study in the field of Technical Sciences, Economy, Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
According to Hernández Fábregas, it is noticeable how students are channelling their requests toward fields of study which are a priority in this province, although many show no interest on agriculture-related courses.
Student Gretchen Pérez Mayedo, of the Álvaro Morell Senior High School, located in the city of Camagüey, praised the classes based on audiovisual aids she received, and the reviews given to them at the school as part of her preparation for these entrance exams.
For Andrés Ronquillo González, who studies in the abovementioned school, the teachers’ concern in preparing them before the selective exams is another incentive to study hard before taking the exams.
Methodologist Belarmino Guzmán López highlighted that there will be opportunities to continue training them as technicians and skilled workers for those who will not gain access to Higher Education.