GCC votes in favor of uniform university admissions

Published March 27th, 2016 - 02:00 GMT
The GCC Supreme Council has passed a resolution in favor of equal treatment of students in terms of admission and treatment, research, Arabization integration and students’ joint activities. (Twitter)
The GCC Supreme Council has passed a resolution in favor of equal treatment of students in terms of admission and treatment, research, Arabization integration and students’ joint activities. (Twitter)

In an effort to further simplify procedures and bring about 100 percent literacy, universities and centers of higher education in the GCC countries have decided to have a uniform admission process.

A decision in this regard was taken during an extraordinary meeting of the committee on deans of admission and registration at the GCC Secretariat in Riyadh on Thursday.

According to statement by the GCC Secretariat, such an arrangement is being made in line with the vision of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who is keen on providing equal opportunities to the GCC students who wish to enter universities and seats of higher education in the region.

A joint educational process had begun with a meeting of the committee of the directors and presidents of universities and higher education institutions at the GCC Secretariat General in March 1986. The meeting then discussed topics of special importance to the process of cooperation and integration among the GCC states. 

The topics included resolution of the Supreme Council on public education and higher education, objectives, policies and development plans, priorities for the joint action for higher education, equal treatment of students in terms of admission and treatment, coordination of efforts in the field of research, Arabization of higher education and promoting integration and students’ joint activities and meetings.

 

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