Qatar and Turkey to establish university for Syrian refugees

2015-05-13 07:47:42 |
Qatar and Turkey to establish university for Syrian refugees
Nabi Avcı, Turkey`s Education Minister


Turkey and Qatar will establish an international joint-degree university for Syrian refugees in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep and other cities populated by Syrians, Turkish Education Minister Nabi Avcı has said.

Avcı said more space was needed in higher education institutions for Syrian refugee university students, adding that more elementary-level schools were also necessary to cope with the demand, Hurriyet News reported.  

Syrian Children living in refugee camps attend schools operated by local municipalities and non-governmental organizations in the area, Avcı said. Syrian refugee children are taught based on the Syrian curriculum, but receive five hours of Turkish language classes in a week. 

“We prioritize Turkish students in the school recruiting period. We draft Syrian children into schools when there is extra space for them … I heard some opposition parties say Syrian children were being prioritized over Turkish students during school recruiting. But in fact we give them extra spaces,” Turkish Minister said.


Tags: #Turkey #

Latest News

What to Next

Turkey, Iran, Iraq concerned over Kurdish referendum

ANKARA: Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey&rs... More

Three civilians killed in held Kashmir claim police

SRINAGAR: Authorities in India-held Kashmir claimed that suspected militants hurled a grenade at motorcade of a local government minister on Thursday,... More

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

WASHINGTON: Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government... More

15 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey Black Sea coast

Fifteen people drowned and up to 15 more were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, the coas... More

Iran s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready t... More

Fresh fires bomb blast in Myanmars Rakhine

Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said on Friday, the latest unrest in a ... More

Pakistan tells UN wont be scapegoat in Afghan war

Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told... More

Kashmiris protest atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Dozens of activists staged a demonstration in the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday to condemn the alleged violence and discriminatio... More

Haj success opens way for talks with Saudi: Iran

Iran thanked Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the Haj operations, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals. ... More

North Korea nuclear test more powerful than estimated: Japan

Japan's defence minister on Tuesday said North Korea's latest nuclear test was more powerful than initially estimated, with a yield that was a... More