Students demand action to solve university problems

The students’ Union Générale des Étudiants Libres, or UGEL, has called on the authorities to open a dialogue to find "realistic" solutions to students’ problems commonly encountered at most universities.

Following a conference organised at the University of Bouzaréah, UGEL demanded an end to “educational problems found in the majority of universities, such as insufficient staff, absence of tutors for first-year students, lack of practical work placements and laboratory equipment, especially for science specialisations, in addition to overcrowded lecture halls in the big universities”, reported the Algérie Presse Service or APS.

Regarding student support services UGEL made clear its “categorical refusal against privatisation of the sector with misappropriated resources”, and said it would be carrying out a survey among 20,000 students in 60 universities and university centres to find practical recommendations to put an end to students’ social problems such as transport, overcrowding, accommodation and quality of meals, reported APS.

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