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Artibonite Inaugurates 2nd State University, UPBAS

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

SAINT-MARC, Aribonite, HT ( – The State University of Lower Artibonite in St-Marc (UPBAS) opened its doors on Friday as the second university of the Artibonite department, 11th State University in the nation.

Inauguration of the State University of Lower Artibonite in Saint-Marc

Educaton Minister, Jean Beauvois Dorsonne, installed the rector of this new institution, Professor Auguste D’Meza. It was created by the ministry by an edict dated November 3, 2016.

The university will open offering four courses of study: Education, Agriculture Science, Engineering and Law. The University will start with about 200 students and can enroll 600.

For Minister Dorsonne (from the region), “the UPBAS must meet the challenges of this geographic space charge of economic potential. It is the expression of a strong will of the competent authorities to create a university in nearby after a diagnosis of the situation in the subregion.”

According to the Minister, this is a great time for all artibonitiens, including those living in the municipalities of Saint-Marc, La Chapelle, Verrettes, Liancourt, Desdunes Estère etc. A great opportunity for young people living in the neighboring municipal districts as flood Bois Neuf, Guava, The Louère, Bocozelle, Cart …

For his part, the Rector Auguste D’Meza affirmed its determination to make this university a reference in the field of higher education with the collaboration of all stakeholders in the city and friends of the diaspora who have already expressed the desire to give him their support.

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