Face-to-face classes have been suspended due to the energy crisis at the University of Medical Sciences in Villa Clara
CubitaNOW write ~ Friday, April 21, 2023
Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences has decided to suspend face-to-face classes for most of its students, due to the energy crisis in the country, according to the institution itself.
The situation forced the educational center to reorganize “the teaching processes for all professions and training that were developed in the institution during the state-provided emergency period.”
“School activities will be maintained using the Villa Clara Virtual Health Classroom, where study materials for all years and professions are collected, which will be supported by teachers and educators in the students’ residence municipalities, who must be attentive to the signs of their positions and guide the teachers along the corresponding paths “, mentioned.
Likewise, it noted that “sixth year students of the medical profession and students of technical vocational training for nursing (9th grade) who receive their training activities in the areas of health affiliation are “actively maintained face to face”.
According to the statement, “Students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Sagua la Grande, will benefit from this method,” while “157 undergraduate and postgraduate students will remain in the student residence, who will eat their meals in the dining room in District 1.”
Despite government promises to put an end to the severe energy crisis, fuel shortages have surfaced in recent weeks in the country. The appointed governor, Miguel Diaz-Canel, confirmed last Friday that the fuel shortage in Cuban territory is due to the “non-compliance” of the distributing countries, which are also going through a “complicated energy situation”.
“Not (because of) the inadequacy or problems of the institutions, but because of the non-compliance of the countries that supply us,” he said. On the other hand, the island must deal with aging power plants that often have difficulties with distribution.
Cuba imports almost all of the oil it consumes, and the use of this raw material is directed towards power generation. Fuel has been received in recent decades from Venezuela and Russia, the main allies of the communist regime in Havana.
Last year Cubans experienced a critical phase, with power outages of more than 12 hours in various cities of the country, a situation that began to improve in December and then deteriorate again only a few months later.
“Your math is always negative for people, in conclusion, more blackouts and, as always, poorly distributed: for a few hours and for several hours without a hitch,” a citizen lamented in January before the company announced State-owned Unión Eléctrica (UNE).
A country unable to generate anything. Everything is in disaster. So this year should be even better, according to Diaz-Canel. The Cuban people continue without seeing the prosperity that he proclaimed. “How awful it is to be born in Cuba and how happy I will be when I leave Cuba,” said one user.
“Unión Eléctrica, we are back to the same thing, Turkish or Algerian oil runs out, we justify it again with numbers that no one believes and fixes that do not last or last. We fail again to adhere to words such as that the power outage will last three hours,” said another Cuban. Only, we’re already working for eight hours.”