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GCC University Rectors for Common admission for all citizens

Rectors of higher education in the Gulf Cooperation Council recently discussed the possibility of allowing GCC citizens to study at universities of member states with the same terms of admission and privileges as their nationals, writes Abdul Hannan Tago for Arab News.

The event was attended by Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC’s Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani and top educational personalities from GCC member states.  They also explored ways of improving the Arabic content in the face of the growing technological advancement in all fields of education.

Speaking on the occasion of the 21st meeting of the GCC higher education institutions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is committed to supporting joint action among GCC states for higher education. This could be done by creating an environment conducive to research and development at the pan-Gulf level.

Uniform rules for GCC citizens at universities

by Abdul Hannan Tago

Published — Sunday 1 November 2015  Last update 2 November 2015 1:34 am

RIYADH: Rectors of higher education in the Gulf Cooperation Council recently discussed the possibility of allowing GCC citizens to study at universities of member states with the terms of admission and privileges same as their nationals.

The event was attended by GCC Secretary-General Abdulatif Al-Zayani and top educational personalities from GCC member states.

They also explored ways of improving the Arabic content in the face of the growing technological advancement in all fields of education.

The need for enriching the Arabic terminology figured prominently at the 21st meeting of the GCC higher education institutions at the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMISU), which was inaugurated by Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh.

Speaking on the occasion, Al-Dakhil said that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is committed to support joint action among GCC states for higher education. This could be done by creating an environment conducive to research and development at the pan-Gulf level.

“Education is the cornerstone of development, a real investment in the Gulf in building human capital,” he observed, pointing out that universities are incubators of ideas which lead to growth and development of our country.”
Full report on Arab News

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