He was also acknowledge for his methodological contribution to the development of new generations of citizens.
Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro was awarded the 2013 National Pedagogy Prize by the Cuban Pedagogues’ Association in recognition of his contribution to Cuban and Latin American education and for his methodological contribution to the development of new generations of citizens.
The award was announced on Tuesday, during the closing session of the 5th Congress of the association, which was attended by First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Fidel has promoted a series of educational programs that have evidenced his conception of a new man, said Lesbia Canovas, president of honor of the association.
Minutes before the announcement was made, Diaz-Canel stressed the need to keep updating pedagogical practice and to follow the latest advancements in the field of Information Technologies and Telecommunications.
He also referred to the training of professors and teachers, and the inter-disciplinary character of scientific research in order to achieve innovative results.
Diaz-Canel said: “This congress cannot end this debate, but can serve as feedback to the base and follow the way to a higher stage in our education system.”