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Mexican president-elect wants every kid to go to college

AP  |  Mexico City 

Mexican President-elect Manuel is promising to send to college every young person who wants to attend.

told reporters Saturday that all young Mexicans will have the opportunity to study. He said that may require building new high schools and universities.

secretary said later that the government will provide USD 126 in monthly scholarships to students who need financial help to finish high school or university, if the budget permits. He said the new government does not plan to increase taxes.

views as a way to put otherwise unoccupied youths to work and reduce crime. He pledged earlier in the week to pay salaries for apprentices employed by Mexican companies as part of USD 5 billion package of scholarships and training.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 08:30 IST