Every first day of the school year in Sancti Spiritus, as well as in the rest of the Cuban island, is like a feast, especially for those who will go to classes for the first time ever.
This year, 438 educational institutions are available throughout the province, to teach over 73 270 students. These institutions include childcare facilities, primary schools, secondary schools, pre-university schools, polytechnic centers, special education institutions, as well as schools for adults.
School year always begin in Cuba in September. Special ceremonies are prepared in advance to welcome students and their parents. This day is very special indeed.
The excitement of this first day of school only compares with the moment in which first grade students become members of the pioneer organization, every October.