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Academic year in Côte d'Ivoire

After a period of suspension due to the political crisis that the country has known classes resume Monday in the Ivorian universities.

Ivorian authorities have explained this period of inactivity due to the need to provide higher education infrsatructures capable of promoting studies.

The registration fee set at CFAF 100,000 ($192) had angered the students.

The government had to backtrack to reduce the enrollment fee to 30,000 FCFA ($58).

Rehabilitation work at the University of Cocody Houphouet-Boigny, which is scheduled to open on Monday as the other campuses have cost some 100 billion FCFA ($192 million).

However, universities will face a shortage of qualified teachers.

The Ivorian Minister of Higher Education affirmed that the state is currently conducting a survey in Europe to convince Ivorians with PhDs to return home to help train managers.

In Côte d'Ivoire, the student world is often politicized and is described as a source of violence.

The current president of the Ivorian parliament, Guillaujme Soro and former head of youth beyond the Ivorian Popular Front, FPI, the party of former president Gbabo were the leaders of the powerful FESCI.

The different student unions and FESCI, called for peace and harmony on campus so that students can master their studies in peace.

African Diplomacy Staff