UKH Gets Recognition by Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education

2 years ago

Both ministries of higher education of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi federal government reached a groundbreaking deal to resolve outstanding issues between both parties, including the recognition of the universities.

The lack of recognition by the federal ministry had been a major concern of UKH graduates for many years who had been facing obstacles to win international and federal scholarships and grants. According to a press release of the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a senior delegation from the ministry headed by Minister Dr Yousif Gorran visited Baghdad to meet their counterparts on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues and resolve them under a memorandum of understanding based on the Iraqi Constitution. The Iraqi Federal Government?s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Abdulrazaq Abduljalil Issa told the delegate that his ministry will from this moment forward recognise all universities in the Kurdistan Region that are recognised by the KRG MoHE without any further assessment for them.

UKH Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammed Mochtar warmly welcomed the decision. ?We had been trying pursuing both parties over the last period to reach to this solution. UKH has long met all the requirements of Baghdad?s MoHE but their decision was getting delayed for no obvious reasons. I send my warmest congratulations to all alumni and students.

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