The University of Havana (UH) graduated yesterday in its Aula Magna, 2 387 new professionals, 1 268 of them by the regular way, including students from 17 other countries.
Gustavo Cobreiro, rector of the institution, said that after this course, the UH, accredited as excellent in the current year, has graduated 129 534 students since January 1959.
With the presence of Rodolfo Alarcon, Minister of Higher Education, and Jenifer Bello, member of the State Council and national president of the Federation of University Student, the ceremony was dedicated to the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and the 40th anniversary of the corresponding ministry.
Antonio Herrada, best student in the diurnal course, said on behalf of the graduates that Cuba needs more trained people to build the future society, and noted the progress of science and social commitment as bases of the project proposed by the Revolution.
The best graduates by faculties signed the UH Book of Honor, and the house of higher learning made recognition for each sphere of university life.
(Cuban News Agency)