27 July 2012

Cote d'Ivoire: Reactions After the Increase of Registration Fees At the State Universities


A prominent headline in Le Nouveau Reveil (p. 1) has declared "unpopular" the decision by the government to increase of registration fees at the state universities. Officials of the national universities on Wednesday announced that the registration fees for undergraduate students will now be fixed at FCFA 100,000 (about US $184) against FCFA 6,000 (about US $11) in the past. "New registration fees: The poor excluded from the universities," reads a front-page headline in Nord-Sud Quotidien, while a front-page headline in Le Patriote says that "the high university fees have triggered a general outcry."

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