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

Rebel ambush kills 28 regime fighters near Damascus

BEIRUT: At least 28 Syrian government soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed on Wednesday in a rebel ambush in the Eastern Ghouta region ne... More

Remove Jerusalem metal detectors, Erdogan tells Israeli counterpart

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin to swiftly remove metal detectors that have o... More

Thousands protest in Amman over Israeli measures in Jerusalem

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Jordanian capital on Friday to condemn Israel's latest security measures at a highly sensitive ... More

By embracing Russia,Trump bumps up against top advisers

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures towards Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and for... More

Dubai legal firm confirms legality of documents showing PM's employment status: report

A UAE-based legal firm has verified the contents of a report submitted to the Supreme Court by the joint investigation team (JIT), which states that P... More

Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would “respond appropriately” to new US sanctions but that Iran remained commi... More

UAE denies Washington Post report it orchestrated Qatar hack

The United Arab Emirates has denied a Washington Post report that claims the country orchestrated a hack of Qatari state news and social media website... More

Philippine leader to expedite bill for self-rule in Muslim region

MANILA:Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country’s most volatile region, ad... More

Baghdadi almost certainly alive

SULAIMANIA: A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 per cent sure that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located ... More

Trump policy to hold meeting on South Asia

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump is likely to meet his national security team this week to finalise his administration’s st... More