Brain drain: Shortage of professors in Castrogonia forces retired faculty back into the classroom
The Castro dictatorship and its idolaters around the world love to cite all sorts of hollow figures when they argue that Castroism has provided excellent educational opportunities for Cubans.
The praise has always been undeserved, as anyone who has had to suffer through Castroite schools well knows.
The only excellent education provided for Cubans is the one enjoyed by the lucky few who are sent abroad for their studies.
Along comes some proof of this today: a professor shortage.
Will any Castro idolaters around the world change their minds now? Don't bet on it. They will simply blame it on the "blockade" and its effects, or on the "selfishness" of those scholars and scientists who were smart enough to flee.
From Fox News Lateeeeen-oh:
Cuba recalls retired professors to cover university deficit
The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators.
The Council of Ministers' decision, published in the official gazette, will allow retired university professors to return "by age" to the classroom and be paid the regular salary plus their current pension, which could motivate many to offer their services.
The measure has precedents at other educational levels, to which thousands of retired teachers have returned in recent years.
In 2008, President Raul Castro urged retired teachers to resume their careers and approved a legal framework allowing them to work without losing either their income or their rights as pensioners.
In the case of universities, the government now says that "it has become necessary to ensure the human resources and the infrastructure needed to improve the quality of higher education."
University education in Cuba currently has 67 institutions and 35,000 instructors and researchers, official media said.
With this ruling, Cuba continues its adjustments to deal with problems in the field of education, once a showpiece of the Cuban Revolution.
In recent years, difficulties in the sector have become a source of controversy on the island, where students represent almost a fifth of the population. EFE