(MENAFN) After Turkish forces raids aim at clearing areas in northern Syria from terrorists, a university in a Turkish border region is scheduled to offer education in the liberated areas, the university rector informed Anadolu Agency on Sunday.
"There was a high demand from local assemblies and provincial leaders. I went [to northern Syria] myself and saw the demand, they really need it," emphasized Ali Gur, the rector of Gaziantep University, situated in the southeastern Turkish province of the same name.
After domestic Syrians saw the high-quality education provided at a Turkish vocational school opened in 2018 in Jarabulus in Aleppo, the university applied to Turkish education officials to establish faculties in Syria's Al-Bab, Azaz and Mare districts.
According to Gur, the faculties in Syria will concentrate on economics, education, and engineering, and nearly 2,700 prospective students have already taken ability exams.