A front-page headline in Notre Voie says that the decision by the state universities to increase student registration fees has triggered "anger against President Ouattara." According to the paper (p. 7), LIDHO, an Ivorian human rights association, has denounced "an attempt against the right to education," while a prominent headline in Le Nouveau Courrier (p. 1) says that Charles Ble Goude, the leader of the Young Patriots movement, has called on the Speaker of the National Assembly "to reject" this decision.
"Increase of registration fees at the state universities: RDR says no," says a front-page banner headline in Le Patriote. The paper publishes a statement issued by the party of President Ouattara which describes the recent increase as "disproportionate."
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