Havana, Cuba.- Cuban educational collaboration programs with Angola were acknowledged by authorities of the African country who noted that as a result illiteracy dropped from 85 in 1975 to 30 percent at present.
In a meeting marking the Teachers’ Day, Luanda’s governor Francisca do Espirito Santo thanked Cuban education expert Luis Ramirez Villasana and other Cuban teachers who contributed to providing basic education to thousands of Angolans.
Ramirez Villasana, who was present at the meeting, participated in Angola’s literacy campaign when it was first launched by Agostinho Neto on November 22, 1976.
In the event 500 graduates received their graduate certificates on behalf of all those who have learned to read and write through Cuban collaboration programs, Prensa Latina reported.
Ramirez Villasana noted that within the first four years of the literacy campaign more than one million people learned to read and write and more than 250,000 continued to study back then.
“Angola has been transformed under an environment of peace and social progress,” said Ramirez Villasana.
Cuban teachers continue to bring education to far off places of Angola with the Yes, I Can teaching method.