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University of Holguin Chasing Higher Quality
The new University of Holguin that opened the 2015-2016 academic year last September with the official amalgamation of the former Oscar Lucero University, the Jose de la Luz y Caballero Pedagogical University, and the Manuel Fajardo Faculty of Physical Culture, is now developing a rigorous strategy to reach higher quality management in its academic programs.

Marisol Perez, deputy rector there, said that quality should be seen by students and teachers as a process of daily management and not as the final moment of the evaluation.

She explains that the house of higher learning got to certify 70 percent of its majors, thus, increasing the accreditation process now is essential for visibility and preservation of the distinction of Certified University, issued in previous school year by the National Accreditation Board.

So far, she said, they are working more intentionally in the majors of Civil Engineering and the pedagogical profile as a BA in English, Psychology-Pedagogy and Education and Speech Therapy in order to submit shortly to the external evaluation.

Among the categories to be evaluated in this process are, she said, the technological infrastructure of laboratories and specialized classrooms, the use of updated bibliography, the scientific level of the teaching staff with no less than 25 percent of PhDs in science and the academic results obtained by the students in different integrators tests applied to them.

The new University of Holguin works today in order to raise the quality of education in line with international demands. It has 39 majors, eight study centers, six doctoral programs and 22 master programs to an enrolment of over six thousand students. / By Claudia Patricia Dominguez del Rio – CNA / Translated by Radio Al Dia.

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