GABON: New university will relieve overcrowding

A new university is to be built in Boué, in the north-eastern province of Ogooué Ivindo following a government decision taken this month.

The new University Omar Bongo Ondimba will be in line with Gabon's strategy for national development, and will improve study conditions for students by relieving overcrowding, especially at the University of Libreville, reported Gabonews. of Libreville.

According to a statement following the ministers' meeting, which was presided by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, the University OMAR, Omar Bongo Ondimba of Boué would provide national and international level bachelors and masters studies.

The aim was to place Gabon among African centres of reference in Africa and the world "not only in advanced technical education but equally in tourism, media and communication studies.

The University Omar Bongo Ondimba of Libreville would retain the provision of doctoral studies, said Gabonews.

Construction of other universities would continue at Oyem, Mouila and Port-Gentil, it reported.

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