Dakar, November 26 (APS) – A total of 119,477 students benefited from a scholarship or university aid in 2018, said on Monday, Dakar, the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mary Teuw Niane.
At the national level, "94,071 students benefited from the stock exchange, 4,160 in private and 27,749 received aid," he said during the budget review of his department for the year 2019.,.
According to Mary Teuw Niane, students with disabilities get a scholarship "as soon as they request it."
It adds that a "special scholarship" is granted to all non-visionary students who have obtained a prescription abroad, subject to the request in due time, Niane said.
To believe in the Minister of Higher Education, there is also the question that the issue of housing is "a privileged place" in the social policy of the department.
He also affirmed that the capacity of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) doubled. "From 2012 to 2018, 5800 beds were made available at the University," said Mary Teuw Niane.
He also recalled the rehabilitation of certain amphitheatres and buildings, as well as the "rehabilitation of retired teachers", as part of the actions of his department.
"Currently, a retired university professor receives 70% of his last net salary," he said, announcing the creation of the Solidarity Fund for Higher Education to improve the situation of retired teachers.
Regarding the insertion of graduates, Mary Teuw Niane reported that between 2013 and 2018, 265 new professional trades were created.
In addition to the creation of an incubator in each university, the Ministry of Higher Education has established the Youth Employment Program (PSEJ) dedicated to the diploma "Bac +2 or more".
In the case of the debt due to private private institutions, he affirms that more than $ 16 billion the government had to pay for "3 billion dollars". Another 3 will be discharged in the coming days to return them to 10 billion. Francs CFA.
It also has a "frank dialogue" that is being carried out with the heads of these private institutions, especially when both find their accounts in the association.
In this regard, he affirmed that since 2014, the state had paid more than "$ 31 billion" of CFA francs to private universities. He also made the details of these payments available to parliamentarians.
Therefore, the minister has asked private private institutions to be able to understand, reviewing the extent of the students who refer to pay school fees.
It has been revealed that 47,427 new singles have been oriented in private educational institutions from 2013 to 2018.
The state pays "all graduates, the sum of 400,000 CFA francs per year," he added, adding that only 10% of these licensed students are selected for the master's degree in which each student receives assistance for approximately 600,000. CFA francs per year and per student.