Dec 2016

The Ministry of Higher Education of KRG and Jordan Have Signed a Comprehensive Compact

tap image3910

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s delegate under supervision of Dr. Yusuf Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research visited Jordan and had some meeting and some important decisions were made. 

In this regards, Tuesday 25th of Oct, Dr. Yusuf Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Amman, the capital of Jordan met and was welcomed by Dr. Adel Twesi, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Joran

In the meeting in which Dr. Azad Pola Khanaqa, the head of Kurdistan for Strategic research, Dr. Amanj Abdullah Saeed, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s advisor were accompanying him. There was talking about tying academic and scientific harmony in between; especially exchanging programs, providing job opportunities, and having mutual research between the universities of both sides.

jurdn4

In the meeting also there was decided to have common committee in between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the aim of accreditation of universities.  There was also decided to accredit the universities of both sides via the common committees.

In another part of the meeting, Dr. Yusuf Goran focused on the reformation steps at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of KRG especially the ones relate to the accreditation and ranking of Kurdistan universities.

In another part of his speech, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research pointed to the mutual conference of both Ministries of Higher Education and Culture of KRG in which is supposed to be held in Oct of this year and is specialized for Developing Tolerance and Mediocracy.  In this regard, Dr. Yusuf Goran invited Adel Twesi, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan to take part in the incoming conference officially.  He also asked him to invite some of his universities’ researchers to take part in the event. 

In reverse, Dr. Adel Twesi accepted the invitation request of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research with pleasure and hailed the importance of these types of conferences and said, “Jordan has a great experience in confronting the fanaticism thoughts and explained that they were the member of National Documents for Confronting Fanaticism and terror in Jordan).”  He also said that will be better to pick the high qualified experts for the conference.

jurdn5

During the visit, Dr. Yusuf Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research was welcomed by Prof. Bashir Khalifa Zubiee, the head of Accreditation Commission in Jordan.

In the meeting, Dr. Amanj Abdullah Saeed, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s advisor and Dr. Nazhdat Akreyee, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s general director of research and development bureau, and Dr. Kawa Sherwani, the president of Erbil Polytechnic University were present and there was talking about the mechanism of the works of the commission in Joran in which is independently supervises the quality and accreditation of universities. 

In this context, Prof. Bashir Khalifa Zubiee hailed the significance of the national ranking of universities of Kurdistan Region and said, “Our commission is working on doing national ranking for the Jordanian Universities in which is supposed to be fulfilled the project in near coming time.” 

In the meeting also and based on the suggestion of Dr. Yusuf Goran, there was decided to harmony between the commission andthe Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to exchange idea and thoughts regarding the accreditation and having a special test to evaluate the consequences of teaching process at universities.