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Tunisia Plans to Welcome 20,000 African Students by 2020

Tunisia thinks of young people who are interested in its universities. The country intends to triple the number of African students it trains in its academic and professional institutions. An initiative that falls within the framework of its new policy of openness towards the countries of the continent.

“Tunisia aims to welcome 20,000 African students in all specialties by 2020, with a view to becoming a regional hub for education and training,” according to Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. The head of Tunisian diplomacy spoke to the students of the first class of Subaharian cardiologists who started training at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse

The total number of African students pursuing their studies in public and private Tunisian academic institutions currently exceeds 7,000 students. This does not count the number of registrations in vocational training centers. This is why the country intends to take a particular interest in them.

For the 2017/2018 academic year, Tunisia granted 544 university enrollments to 35 African countries, including 306 scholarships, an increase of 272% over the 2009-2010 academic year.

Efforts will be intensified to improve the quality of services provided to these students according to the first Tunisian authorities. The idea is to lay the foundations for South-South cooperation, which places considerable emphasis on the real development needs of African countries.

For this purpose, Tunisia will host from April 10 to 12 the third session of the Days of Friendship and Partnership with Africa.

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