Al-Sham International University in the town of Azaz in northern rural Aleppo held a graduation ceremony for the first batch of graduates. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Education in the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Huda Al-Absi and a number of SIG’s ministers, the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Free University of Aleppo, and former SIG’s Head Jawad Abu Hatab.
The University is supported by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) which announced that the graduates enrolled in the University in the academic year 2015-2016.
IHH pointed out that 57 students graduated from the university, the first one to be established in the region. It pointed out that the university has five faculties, which are: the faculty of education, faculty of law and theology, faculty of political science, and faculty of economy, administrative sciences and engineering containing 1,026 students. It pointed out that work is underway to establish more classrooms.
IHH cited the university President, Ezzedine Al-Kaddour, as saying that the first batch of its students graduated despite all the difficulties they encountered. Al-Kaddour thanked the Turkish people for their support to the university. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)