Saturday, October 17, 2009

Why We Vote Ben Ali

There are certain moments in the history of nations which acquire special significance because of the nature of the choices taken, often in dire times, when clarity of vision and political courage are as rare as necessary.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Great Man and 24 Promises for a Brighter Future

Pr. Imed Ben Ammar
(University of Manouba; Chair of the RCD Section of the Academics of the Higher Institute of Applied Languages and Computer Sciences at Béja)

A memorable day was October 11, 2009. How can we, Tunisians, forget those moments of joy and happiness, hearing our leader, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, deliver his Electoral Campaign Address? One can only feel pride and hope discovering the 24 items of our leader’s new project for Tunisia.

Those are 24 promises and 24 would-be facts which every single Tunisian man and woman, wherever they may be, shall benefit from soon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Closing ranks with President Ben Ali in Rades

Hichem Hlioui
(University of Manouba)

Some 12,500 people attended President Ben Zine El Abidine’s Ali’s address at the Rades indoor stadium on Sunday. The address which was delivered on the occasion of the opening of the 2009 presidential and legislative campaign, was a truly momentous event which showed the strong communion between those present and the President.
Chanting slogans of support and encouragement, thousands of Tunisians from all generations raised banners expressing their support to President Ben Ali’s candidacy and applauding with enthusiasm to the pioneering initiatives he announced during his address.

President Ben Ali’s ambitious program for Higher Education in Tunisia

Sadok Bouhlila
(Head of English Graduate Studies:Manouba University)

As an academic I was particularly impressed by President Ben Ali’s items 16 and 17 of his electoral program for 2009-2014 which are dedicated to higher education and scientific research.

Much has been accomplished since the Change in terms of setting up a knowledge society and upgrading training in Tunisian universities, however President Ben Ali’s program gives new impetus to the reform engaged in Tunisian higher education, especially insofar as the implementation of the LMD system is concerned.

Tunisians on top of President Ben Ali’s agenda

(Faculty of Arts and Letters of Sfax)

The Presidential address delivered on October 11 2009 was perfectly commensurate with the challenges to be met. It was also a perfect instantiation of a mutual engagement between the leader and his people.