Author: Lissy Rodríguez Guerrero | email@example.com
The Moncada Program, referenced by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, speaking in his own defense on trial for the attack on the Moncada Garrison, July 26, 1953, highlighted Cuban society’s most pressing problems, including universal access to free education - a feat later achieved by the Revolution. Today Cuba has met teacher coverage and literacy targets for basic education, outlined in the World Conference on Education Action Plan, held in Jontien (Thailand).
Figures from the United Nations Development Program rate the average number of years of education received by Cubans aged over 25 at 11.5. Meanwhile the expected years of schooling, that is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive is 13.8 years (almost up to the second year of university education). Likewise, with a population of 11.27 million inhabitants, Cuba has more than one million university graduates.