MOZAMBIQUE: Budget cuts threaten university quality

Mozambique's Education Minister Zeferino Martins has warned that cuts to the budgets of the country's two public universities, Eduardo Mondlane University and the Pedagogical University, will compromise the quality of education in both institutions, reports

The minister said during an interview with the newspaper O Pais that the budget cuts were due to the current international financial crisis, which had forced the government to reduce funds for some parts of the public sector, including health and education.

According to the Minister, Eduardo Mondlane University, the largest and oldest institution of higher education in the country, will suffer a budget cut of 38%.
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