The progress that the Cibao has shown in all areas of productive activity over the decades (especially since the fall of the Trujillo dictatorship in 1961), cannot be achieved without a strong educational infrastructure, both in the public sector and in private.
Anyone of any age who resides in Cibao does not need to move to the capital or to any other area of the country to study, not even at the master's level. Until 20-25 years ago, professionals who required higher levels of training or specialties had to move to Santo Domingo or outside the country. However, from those years on, the region already has this type of study, especially in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
From the beginning of training activities in children, to the completion of professional and technical careers by adults over 30, 40 or 50 years old, the educational infrastructure of the Cibao region offers all the facilities in public institutions , private or mixed.
LOGOS OF SOME SCHOOLS IN SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS
Regarding the teaching activities of the initial, basic, intermediate and secondary levels, in each of the 14 provinces of the northern region there are a large number of private schools and public schools, which ensures that each family sends their children and girls to the educational center that is consistent with their economic possibilities.
LOGOS OF SOME SCHOOLS IN LA VEGA, PUERTO PLATA AND SAN FRANCISCO DE MACORÍS
At the university level, the educational offer in Cibao reaches all regions and cities, with campuses of the public sector of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and of the private sector, led in Santiago de los Caballeros by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCAMAIMA) and by the Technological University of Santiago (UTESA).
Also noteworthy are the Universidad Católica del Cibao (UCATECI) in La Vega, the Universidad Católica Nordestana (UCNE) in San Francisco de Macorís and the ISA University (formerly the Higher Institute of Agriculture).
You can find extensions or branches of some traditional universities in the capital. Similarly, two (2) universities for adults in the capital, in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, have successfully entered the University of the Third Age (UTE) and the Open University for Adults (UAPA) .
In this northern city, the Northern Regional Management of the Institute of Professional Technical Training (INFOTEP) has a strong impact.
Along with the offer of the most demanded university courses, such as law, medicine, marketing, engineering, computing, etc., there are also options for language studies, studies for people with special conditions and other educational facilities.
In summary, we can affirm that in the northern region of the Dominican Republic, productive activities have the necessary and sufficient educational base for their growth, dynamism and development, in the short, medium and long term.