The KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research permitted the opening of seven private institutes in seven cities in the region, while emphasizing applicants whose scores are below 55% can enroll in those institutes.
Abbas Akram, the Spokesman of the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research said: “After the ministry has issued instructions and conditions for opening private-sector sponsored educational institutes in the region, several proposals for opening institutes reached the ministry.”
“After a through revision of the proposals and considering the quality insurance standards of the ministry, on Monday November 23, Dr. Yusuf Goran, the KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research signed on formal documents for the permission of opening seven private institutes that will admit applicants for the current academic year of 2015-2016,” he added.
“The purpose of opening these institutes is to give opportunities to graduates of high school whose scores are below %55, accordingly to complete their studies. These institutes will be specialized in several areas. The institutes are: Erbil Private Technical Institute, Kurdistan Private Technical Institute in Sulaimani, Duhok Private Technical Institute, Kalar Private Technical Institute, Haybat Sultan Private Technical Institute in Koya, Branch of Rawanduz Private Technical Institute in Erbil, and Branch of Rawanduz Private Technical Institute in Akre.
Thus, in addition to Erbil Private Institute for Oil and Rawanduz Private Technical Institute, which were permitted previously, the number of private institutes in the Kurdistan Region reached nine institutes.