Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab said that students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Aleppo are taking online courses as part of a partnership program established with US universities.
Abu Hatab was talking during a visit to the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry in northern Syria along with the Minister of Higher Education Abdulaziz Dughaim, Minister of Education Imad Barq, Head of the University of Aleppo Abdulqadir Alsheikh, SIG Deputy Head Abdullah Hammadi, Executive Director of the Sankari Foundation Abdulrahman Damdam, and Director of Midad Association Azzam Khanji.
The delegation also visited the Teachers’ Training Institute in the town of Khirbat Aljawz in rural Lattakia, Bernas Hospital, and the Medical Institute in the Syrian coast.
Abu Hatab pointed out that they discussed ways to develop and support the two faculties through providing them with laboratories and administrative staff.
Abu Hatb pointed out that SIG has established partnerships with American universities to teach students of the Faculty of Medicine. The move aims to enrich the curricula being taught in the faculty and to help obtain international recognition of the certificates issued by the University of Aleppo.
Nearly 400 students who had to drop out of their universities because of harassment by the Assad regime security forces currently attend the Faculty of Medicine which was Established in 2015. In addition to those students, the faculty includes fresh students who graduated from the high schools run by SIG and obtained certificates issued by SIG’s Ministry of Education. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)