Tunisia aims to double Ivorian student numbers this year

As part of a Tunisian effort to increase the number of students from other African countries studying in its institutions, a major event is taking place on 12-13 February in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to recruit Ivorian students.

The Fédération des Écoles et Universités Privées Tunisiennes which represents private Tunisian higher education institutions aims to raise the total number of African students from the present 7,000 to 20,000 by 2020, reported La Presse of Tunis.

Les Journées Tuniso-Ivoiriennes fair to promote higher education, professional education and employment is being organised under bilateral and economic cooperation partnerships between Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire, under the auspices of the two countries’ higher education ministries and statutory organisations representing industry, trade and exports.

A number of Tunisian private and state-run universities and centres of education will be present to promote themselves and recruit Ivorian school-leavers who have qualified for higher education and want to study courses that will lead to employment. The fair will include conferences, discussions and workshops for prospective students and their parents, reported La Presse.

At present about 500 students from Côte d’Ivoire are studying in Tunisia, a number that should double by the end of the 2018-19 university year, reported La Presse.

As well as informing students about institutions and study opportunities in Tunisia, the event would also give business managers the chance to find out about the different education programmes and choose appropriate training courses for their employees, help young people to get information about support structures during training, and provide opportunities to recruit Tunisian graduates for Ivorian companies, said La Presse.
Compiled by Jane Marshall

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