On Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the Council in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Regional Government, , denied closing the University College of Dijla, saying that the ministry has informed the College the need to increase their teaching staff if they are willing to accept a larger number of students, Fouad Ali Ismail said that reports by some medias about the ministry's decision to close of Dijla University in Arbil, is "baseless," saying that what happened is the ministry "did not agree on a plan of acceptance applied by the College, contrary to the officially established and much more than the absorptive capacity according to academic standards.
He added that the ministry "had notified Dijla college the need to bind to the instructions laid down by the ministry according to the capacity of each Private university or college, and where there is teaching staff and other items essential to sustain the educational process to the reasonable standards of scientific and academic in the context of sobriety the scientific and the pursuit of the ministry to implement a quality system of education in the interest of its students and the public interest
He explained that the ministry "called College officially the need to increase the number of teaching staff if they want to raise the upper limit on the admission," adding, "If Dijla doesn’t do so then it must commit to set it under the guidance of the Ministry
Ismail stressed that the ministry "will never accept the policy of De facto which college seeks to put it," noting that the ministry "cares more than any other bodies on the interest of university students and their access to the level of solid education to meet the standards of scientific and academic and the interests of business sectors and production in the region.
He continued that the University College of Dijla, like other private universities and colleges must “commit to the panels and regulations set by the ministry under the undertaking made by the universities or colleges on approval of the approval to work in the Kurdistan region if they want to continue to engage in education providing.