Kuwait suspends university scholarships to Jordan

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AMMAN — The Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani, has issued a decision to suspend scholarships for medical specialties in Jordan.اضافة اعلان

The decision entails halting direct scholarships, diplomatic dependents' missions, and suspending the inclusion of ministry missions for medical specialties (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical sciences) to Jordan, starting from the upcoming academic year 2023-2024.

The decision also includes the suspension of changing majors for students enrolled in Jordanian universities prior to the issuance of the decision. Furthermore, it prohibits the transfer of scholarship locations to Jordan. The decision takes effect immediately upon its issuance, Khaberni reported.

Informed sources revealed that the decision comes after multiple visits by specialized delegations to universities in Jordan during the past months.

These visits were based on reports prepared by the delegations, which conducted extensive studies to assess the quality of education.

Additionally, the decision was made based on a recommendation from the committee responsible for setting standards and determining institutions for medical education and programs outside Kuwait. The committee reached this decision during its meeting at the end of last May.

The sources affirmed that the decision was made with the approval of the Board of Directors of the National Agency for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance, dated June 4.

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