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Benziane: higher education sector strives to enable professors and researchers to benefit from various housing formulas

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Abdelbaki Benziane affirmed, Thursday in Algiers, that his sector is “striving hard” to enable university professors and permanent researchers to benefit from various housing formulas.

In response to a question about allocating functional housing for university researchers, the minister explained, during an open session in the People’s National Assembly, devoted to answering oral questions, chaired by the Vice-President of the Assembly, Ali Tarbago, that his sector strives to enable university professors and permanent researchers to benefit from various housing formulas.

The minister added that the higher education sector “recently benefited from a housing quota estimated at 5046 units within the framework of public housing upgrading, and the lists have been sent to the Ministry of Housing in order to materialize the benefits,” noting that the file remains on the table in view of the significant numbers of professors who are employed every year.

On the other hand, in response to a question about the status of university residences, the minister said that “urgent measures have been adopted to take care of the shortcomings and imbalances recorded in some of them, stressing that residences that require comprehensive rehabilitation have been identified and others have been closed in order to restore and rehabilitate them.”

As for a question related to the procedures for implementing a project for a quota of 2000 pedagogical seats and a university residence with a capacity of 1,000 beds in the university city of Aflo, the same official confirmed that “the process is registered within the decentralized sectoral program for the year 2019 and that the start of the works will be in the second semester of the current year.

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