Saleh directs Govt to expand social security network

SANA'A, Jan.31(Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh directed the government on Monday to expand the network of social security by adopting 0.5 million cases of families in need in light of the results of the field survey carried out by the concerned body. The presidential directives to the government also included exempting students enrolled in public universities from paying remaining fees of parallel tuition for 2010-2011, and assigning the Supreme Council of Universities to review the parallel tuition fees in the public universities to ensure easing burdens on students and equality of opportunities among them and achieving the public interest. Moreover, Saleh instructed the government to establish a fund to support university students so as to ensure the creation of job opportunities for them through absorption of 25 percent of them this year and the rest of them during the coming period according to the fund's plan. BA Saba