Universities delay start of classes owing to fuel crisis

Many universities in Cuba have announced that they will not be resuming classes on 24 April. The reason for this is the fuel crisis in the country. Higher education centres in Villa Clara, Holguin, Havana, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus were affected, writes Esmond Harmon for The Cleveland American.

Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences was the first to publish the announcement. In a post on Facebook, the institution mentions that the teaching processes of all professions and courses will be restructured. “School activities will be maintained using the Villa Clara Virtual Health classroom, where lessons and work from all years will be gathered,” the release notes. Only sixth-year medical students and nursing professional technical training students attend in-person classes.

For its part, Cuba’s second largest university, the Central University of Las Villas ‘Marta Abreu’, postponed the resumption of courses. Students living in other provinces and municipalities “should not travel to UCLV until May 2, when student residences are scheduled to open,” the information states.
Full report on The Cleveland American site