CAR: Bangui University Students Get Study Loans

treat geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Reports by the African Union have revealed that University students in Bangui were seen today waiting for payment on their bursary at the university premises.

The academic levels of the country had for a good period of time deteriorated due to the instabilities and the insurgencies within the country but hope has been regained as MISCA troops took over the resettlement of the country to ensure that peace prevails.

University students in Central African Republic protested on Wednesday, March 12, in Bangui as they demanded disbursement of their study loans.

Responding to their concerns, CAR’s transitional Prime Minister, Andre Nzapayeke, promised that the government would disburse the study loans on the same day.

“The government is doing everything possible to ease the pain of its people who have suffered for a long time and who are still living in very difficult conditions,” Nzapayeke said after holding a meeting with officials from the Finance ministry on Tuesday.


Students lounging as they wait for their loans

“The students are protesting because officials at the public Treasury have told us that due to technical issues, study loans will be disbursed next week,” said Rene Raoul Nzanga, the chairman of CAR’s National Students’ Association.

Out of a total of 21,000 students, 2,204 benefit from study loans in the CAR.

The loans have not been disbursed for the last nine months.

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