The Interim Ministry of Education announced the cut-off marks for admission to colleges and institutes of the University of Aleppo in four Syrian provinces.
University of Aleppo is a public university owned by the Syrian state, and is operated by the interim government in Aleppo, Idlib rural Latakia, Homs, Hama, rural Damascus and Dara’a. It includes 19 colleges and 10 institutes.
Deputy interim Minister of Education Abdul Rahman al-Haj said the idea of operating the University of Aleppo in the liberated areas was inspired by Pristina University in Kosovo during the war when the university was split into two parts. He added that the University of Aleppo is a public university established under Act 1958 and is internationally recognized. The teaching staff who defected from the Assad regime will teach the same curricula in the liberated areas, but under the management of the interim government.
Haj explained that they are now seeking to sign a number of agreements with neighboring and friendly countries to gain recognition for the documents issued by the university, adding that they are also working to sign partnerships with Arab, US and European universities and for the adoption of certain programs at the university.
Haj pointed out that there is rapid progress regarding securing support for the university, noting that there are initiatives from universities of several countries to provide assistance to the University.
Haj stresses the need to stop the depletion of the teaching staff, pointing out that there are tens of thousands of dropouts who may not be able to complete their studies. He also said that re-operating the university limits the sliding of young people towards extremism or crime, and immigration.
Haj stresses that the university’s will seek to neutralize the educational process from any politicization and will preserve its national character, which will be reflected in the mechanisms of employment. Political affiliation will not be regarded a standard when selecting employees, except supporting the Assad regime which is unacceptable.
Haj pointed out that the university has plans to gradually accept all dropouts. (Source: Syrian Coalition)