URACCAN Rector recognizes progress on the Caribbean Coast

By: José Garth Medina

Dr. Alta Hooker, rector of URACCAN, during the NINTH graduation of 73 new professionals at the Las Minas Campus in Siuna, made her central words in the challenges and challenges of graduates, referencing the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in a fighting scenario carried out by Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendants, Mestizos and Ethnic Community of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The main challenges highlighted by the rector during graduation are linguistic revitalization, sustainable creative productive development, strengthening identities, community leadership, the experience of community principles and values, the quality of bilingual education, promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism, deepening knowledge and exercise of rights by a Caribbean Coast with employment opportunities.

Graduate challenges

"In his hands he is building his own true path through action, walking and leaving the necessary traces of change and transformation of a more prosperous Caribbean Coast," the rector reminded graduates.

"The Caribbean Coast needs them, triumph from the Coast and make the country succeed, find their own way, but know that URACCAN will always be their home," he reiterated.

Significant government advances

In her central words, the rector also mentioned the progress made by the Government of Nicaragua on the Caribbean Coast.

"We are undoubtedly a region with many riches and new opportunities, today we also recognize the progress we have been making with the current Government in building true autonomys such as; the improvement of access roads and basic services, better connectivity, greater electrification coverage in communities, better access to quality health and education, in addition to the enactment of Law 445, which has promoted the territorial qualification of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples," said Rector Hooker.

Contributions from the Caribbean Coast

Rector Hooker said that the Caribbean Coast contributes substantially to the social, cultural, political and economic aspects of the country, accounting for 70% of national fisheries production, with high potential for hydrocarbon exploitation and one of the most recognized tourist areas in the world, represents 23% of the agricultural area, more than 80% of the forest area , 709 per cent of the country's fishery production of 60 per cent of the country's mining resources.

URACCAN delivered at the IX graduation in its Las Minas 73 Campus new professionals in Pedagogy with mention in Education, Business Administration, with mention in banking and finance, Public accounting and auditing, Agroforestry Engineering and Zootechnics, Physical Culture, Social Sciences with Mention in Local Development, University Teaching and Public Administration and Auditing.

The event was chaired by members of the URACCAN University Council who entered Siuna on February 27 and 28, 2020.