Fewer students to be accepted at faculty of medicine, dentistry – minister

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AMMAN — Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Owais said that the ministry will reduce the numbers of students accepted at the faculty of medicine and dentistry in the upcoming years, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Owais said that typically, universities decide on the number of students according to their capacities, whereas over the past three years, the number of admissions at the faculty of dentistry was high due to unprecedented increases in GPA, adding that this will not happen again.

The Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions did not intervene in this unusual situation; had the commission intervened, it would not have allowed such high numbers of acceptances, and students would have joined the queue of the unemployed, said Owais.

He added that the ministry is studying the possibility of opening a medical university in Aqaba, for which initial approvals have been given, pointing out that the number of accredited medical faculties in Jordan stands at six.

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