The Free Aleppo University announced the graduation of the first batch of students from the Faculty of Medicine in a formal graduation ceremony held in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo. In attendance was SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, Secretary-General Abdelbaset Abdullatif, and members of the political committee and General Assembly.
Participants in the graduation ceremony also included Coordinator of the SOC’s Office in rural Aleppo Ahmed Al-Shehadi, Minister of Education Hoda Al-Absi, and President of the Free Aleppo University, Ahmed Bakkar.
Al-Hariri congratulated the graduates as he stressed the importance of their expertise in rebuilding what the Assad regime has destroyed over the past several years.
Al-Hariri said that the graduation coincided with the outbreak of the c0ronovirus pandemic as he wished the graduates further success, expressing his hope that they will be a source of succor for their colleagues and fellow Syrians.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Jawad Abu Hatab said that first batch comprised 32 graduates, praising their persistence despite the bombing and displacement.
Abu Hatab indicated that the curricula being taught at the Faculty of Medicine are the same as those being taught at the University of Aleppo and the University of Damascus. He added that the teaching staff comprises professors who give lectures remotely, especially from the United States.
The Free Aleppo University comprises more than 18 colleges and institutes of various branches and specializations. It was established in 2015 with 480-strong teaching staff, of whom 25 have a doctorate degree. It has branches and colleagues both in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)