According to an article in Le Nouveau Reveil (p. 7) officials from the country's public universities gathered Tuesday on the initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education to discuss updates on teaching programs. "The workshop aims at getting the instructors familiar with the new curricula and course content," the paper reported Prof. Ly Ramata, president of the University of Cocody, as saying. According to the daily, the session came ahead of the reopening of the country's public universities scheduled for September 3.
With more on the issue, Fraternite Matin (pp. 2-3) noted that like the university campuses in Abidjan, the Bouake campus is being renovated. However, according to Pr. Lazare Poame, only 500 instructors are available for a total of 21,000 students. This situation is likely to impact the quality of teaching, he said.