CAR President Touadera said that the Russian language will become compulsory in local universities said the president of the CAR Faustin-Archange Touadera, RBC reports.
According to the publication, the innovation will affect African students of both bachelor's and master's degrees. Earlier, during the reign of former President Jean Bedel Bokassa, Russian was already studied at the country's universities. It is reported that in 2019 it was decided to return it to the secondary school curriculum, and next year it will be made compulsory at universities.
Local media note that the initiative is part of a plan for cooperation between Moscow and Bangui – in January in Russia a meeting of education ministers is planned. They will probably discuss sending Russian teachers to the CAR, RBC reports.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine of eradicating the Russian language, as well as burning out the information field by closing TV channels and banning literature. He said that the West “completely turns a blind eye to the behavior of its charges – the Baltic countries and Ukraine.”