Colombia: Thousands of students march for educational reforms in Bogota

As many as 6,500 university students took to the streets of Bogota Wednesday to demand reforms within the country's educational system. Students gathered by the Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad (ICETEX) building and started marching while chanting and holding banners. Despite heavy riot police presence, no clashes were reported as students allegedly... Еще marched for five hours. Under the Ser Pilo Paga program, the government provides financial aid to students to join private educational establishments. Students demand that public universities should be strengthened instead. Some thirty-two public universities across Colombia and around 40,000 students reportedly staged similar protests in a move decided in the National Meeting of Higher Education Students (ENEES).

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