(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The government will come up with a solution for the 971 Jordanians who were pursuing their higher education in Yemen and cannot go back due to the current turmoil there, a senior official said on Monday.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Owais said the ministry will submit their names to the prime minister to study their circumstances and how they can join the Kingdom's public universities.
Of the total, 663 are studying medicine and 68 are studying dentistry, he noted.
"The problem is not only related to the high number of these students, but to their Tawjihi grades, as they are lower than the minimum admission average in our medical colleges," Owais told The Jordan Times yesterday.
He also noted that the curriculum they are studying in Yemeni universities is different from the one taught in Jordan.
As for Jordanians studying in Syria, the minister said Syrian universities are open and "our students attend their classes".
Currently, around 3,000 Jordanians study in Syria.
The majority of Jordanians who are enrolled in Syrian universities are studying medical subjects, the ministry's secretary general, Mustafa Odwan, told The Jordan Times in June.
He noted that four public universities in the country teach medical courses: the University of Jordan, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Mutah University and Hashemite University.
At the time, Odwan said offering evening classes is an option as medical departments are already overcrowded.