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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Cuban University Reports Largest Graduation in History
Santiago de Cuba, Jul 14.- By graduating 4,915 professionals on Saturday, the University of Oriente, the second oldest in Cuba, reported the largest number of graduates in its 65 years.
According to data provided to Prensa Latina by the direction of that educational center, 878 students graduated from the regular daytime course, 327 from the courses for workers, 1,250 from distance courses and 2,640 from the universalization of higher education.
The largest number of students graduated from economic and entrepreneurial sciences, social and humanistic sciences, electric engineering and construction.
From the total, 304 students graduated summa cum laude.
In its 65 years, the University of Oriente, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, has graduated more than 54,000 bachelors and engineers, mainly from all five eastern provinces and from other countries, who have benefited from a high teaching level and free education.
Among the new graduates are 32 foreigners from 20 African, Latin American and Caribbean countries, as part of Cuba´s collaboration with other peoples. (Prensa Latina)
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