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Cost of university studies a challenge in Yemen


The war in Yemen, which started nearly eight years ago, destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, including university buildings, research centers and institutions that contribute to academic life. The number of university students in Yemen decreases every year, according to, which is an independent news website. (Photo by a member of the Al Jisr Collective)

According to a study conducted by Yemen’s Ministry of Education in 2020, among students who finished high school, only 48 percent joined a college or university in Yemen. The rest did not because of economic conditions, poverty and the inability to pay tuition.

Yemen, high costs prevent students from studying

Al Jisr | The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S. Participants in “Al Jisr | The Bridge” Collective may republish their own work in whole or in part without acknowledging the Daily Wildcat.

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