The Faculty of Medicine at the Free University of Aleppo in the town of Marea opened two new laboratories as part of a plan to expand the college, previously headquartered in the town of Kafar Takharim in Idlib province. The move has brought to four the number of laboratories that the college have.
Former Head of the Syrian Interim Government and dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Jawad Abu Hatab, said that preparations are underway to open a fifth laboratory as well as a hall and a library. He pointed out that the expansion of the college came as part of a plan to accommodate more students in the next academic year.
Abu Hatab pointed out that 1,065 students currently study at the college, with each one receiving a total of 1,400 hours of training each semester at five hospitals distributed across the liberated areas.
The training courses are being run within a clear and specific program and under the supervision of teachers and trainers, Abu Hatab said, adding that college has 57 teachers and trainers as well as an administrative staff of 11 members. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)