HEC looks into raising minimum GPA of Jordanians studying abroad

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AMMAN — The Higher Education Council will soon look into raising the minimum GPA requirement for students enrolled in non-Jordanian universities for the purpose of maintaining equity with approved GPAs in Jordan, according to Al-Ghad News. اضافة اعلان

The equalization committee at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will likely file a recommendation to the council to raise the minimum GPA of equivalence certificates for the Medicine and Dentistry faculties from 80 percent to 85 percent, and that of the engineering faculty from 75 percent to 80 percent, according to an official source at the ministry. 

This decision aims at reducing the number of graduates from the medicine and engineering faculties in light of the increase of students in these specializations, according the ministry official, who added that there are about 38,000 students studying Medicine and Dentistry in Jordanian and foreign universities.

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