Liberia’s President George Weah has announced the dropping of tuition fees for undergraduate students at state universities and colleges.
The students will, however, have to pay other fees associated with their studies.
Speaking at the University of Liberia campus on Wednesday, Mr Weah said that as president the least he could do is to give Liberian students an education.
There are only two state-run universities in Liberia, and another five state-run higher education institutions which are a mix of rural and community colleges.
University of Liberia students had recently been active in protests calling on the government to account for the disappearance of $100m-worth (£76m) of newly printed bank notes intended for the central bank.