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UNITA urges President to consider measures to soften tuition fees increase

UNITA considers the increase in tuition fees in private education to be understandable, in the next academic year, but urges the President of the Republic to consider a set of measures to soften the intended increase.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

In its position, expressed through its shadow government, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) refers that the recent announcement by the National Association of Private Education (ANEP) "is generating enormous controversy within Angolan society, especially between parents and guardians, who are already confronted with the difficulties resulting from the increase in the cost of living, resulting from the current context of social and economic crisis in Angola".

"The shadow government of UNITA considers that the increase in fees is understandable, since the market, in general, was effectively inflated", he says in a statement.

For UNITA, "it is necessary for the Angolan executive to activate complementary measures to support companies and families, since in the face of the prevailing high prices they would hardly be able to face this increase, which aggravates the cost of living".

"In this way, the UNITA shadow government urges the President of the Republic to consider a set of measures with the immediate aim of smoothing out the intended increase, so that education expenses do not burden the current budget of Angolan families too much, and likewise, the interests and needs of private education agents are also safeguarded", the document reads.

Among the measures, UNITA proposes that "there should be a moratorium before any increase takes effect, a period that would serve to carry out a more thorough study of costs and benefits".

"In this regard, the shadow government of UNITA recalls the bad example set by the abrupt implementation, without the consequences being duly considered, of the measure on the reduction of the subsidy to the price of fuels, which resulted in the critical effects for society that were observed", highlights the note.


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