DAMASCUS, (SANA)- President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued the decree No. 241 for 2012 stipulating for the establishment of the 2nd Mechanical Engineering Faculty affiliated to Aleppo University based in the city of Idleb and Medicine Faculty affiliated to al-Baath University based in the city of Hama.
Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Mohammad Yehiya Moalla, said this decree came to stress the continuity of providing free higher education for students in light of the growing number of holders of high school diploma with its various branches.
He added that the establishment of the new faculties will contribute to solving the problem of distance which sometimes hinder students' enrollment in the university specialization he/she wants to study particularly among female students, in addition to filling the shortage in the Mechanical Engineering and Medicine specializations in the two provinces.
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