Teaching coverage in this province is 96 percent, well above the national average. The remaining four percent is covered by other alternatives such as hired teachers and university students in the "Educating for Love" task, according to statements by Nilser Piñeda Cruz, provincial director of that sector.
The teaching coverage in this eastern province reaches 97.7 percent, a favorable average, well above the national rate, when only some days are missing for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.