Khartoum university parents protest increased fees
A group of Khartoum university students’ parents met with student and graduates representatives to discuss increased fees.
The parents met with the students representatives to discuss the whopping increased to the university’s tuition fees, which went up to 800%.
Parents, along with the student associations and elected university bodies, supported a review of the “significant” registration fees increase for new students.
The parents’ representatives held a press conference, on Saturday, at the university’s Faculty of Medicine, in the presence of a representative of the University Student Associations Council and a representative of the alumni to determine the next step.
The decision of the university administration to increase the registration fees sparked wide reactions, and was met with rejection and condemnation from students, their families, student associations and alumni.
The increases came at a time when the local economy is suffering from inflation, with international finance houses having boycott Sudan since the military coup on October 25, 2021.
The group is future radical solutions on the matter, and appealed to parents to boycott the fees until they reach understandings with the university administration.