Syria’s Baath Party, which has been ruling Syria single-handedly for almost five decades, is establishing a private university, a move that will help it find new sources of finance but that also fully contradicts its proclaimed socialist principles.
Six new university faculties were established by Presidential decree last week, all of them located in some of the least developed areas of the country.
The Syrian President issued last week a decree establishing two new faculties of science to be located in the southern Governorates of Daraa and Quneitra.
The Syrian Government has confirmed that the dates for the end-of-year exams at school and university levels remained unchanged.
5.51 million Syrian children entered schools and kindergartens at the beginning of the academic year on September 19.
Al-Furat University, the state-owned academic institution located in Syria’s eastern region, has added a new Agriculture Faculty.
A new private university, the country’s sixteenth, has opened in Syria.
Rawafed, or Tributaries, a new USD 10 million school is to open its doors in Homs next September at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year.
Several small and medium-sized Syrian cities will witness the opening of university faculties next year.
Syria and Iran have laid the foundation stone of a joint university to be built in Lattakia.
The rector of Syrian International Private University for Science and Technology (SIUST) has been jailed following his dismissal by the Minister of Higher Education.
The number of pupils who are enrolled in Syrian schools and kindergartens this year stands at 5.3 million, or one fourth of the country’s total population.
A presidential decree has cancelled the license of the Private University for Science and Arts (PUSA).
Syria’s 15th private university, the Arab Private University for Science and Technology (AUST), opened its doors on July 16.
The Syrian President and his wife laid on July 2 the foundation stone of the Massar Discovery Centre, a children-dedicated educational and cultural centre.


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