Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Lazhar Bououni of Tunisia

Evoking the quality enforcement program set up with a view to improve the training, as well as the administrative and pedagogical management, Mr Bououni said that it would be strengthened during the coming academic year.
Tunisian Higher Education Minister Lazhar Bououni has stressed the need to instil an entrepreneurial culture in students and to implement higher education reforms passed in February, reported La Presse of Tunis.
Bououni said universities were no longer an "ivory tower", but the crucible which trained "value-added", productive brains needed by emerging countries, such as Tunisia.