ALGERIA: Lecturers take bribes and harass students

Algeria's Minister of Higher Education is to meet with all of the sector's trade unions in an extraordinary meeting to discuss issues including a worsening security situation on university campuses nationwide, reports El Khabar. Student unions have accused lecturers of soliciting bribes from students, and sexually harassing female students, in exchange for better marks.

Trade unions have criticised the incompetence of guards in charge of security at universities, with hundreds of attacks occurring each year without any action from higher education authorities. The Chairman of the trade union of university teachers, Messaoud Amarna, called for an urgent university pact to protect both teacher and student rights.
Full report on the El Khabar site