JORDAN: Student admission numbers up by 10%

The Higher Education Council has announced a 10% increase in the number of students accepted in public universities, reports the Jordan Times. The Unified Admission Committee announced the names of 26,361 students accepted in 10 state universities, which left about 1,800 seats vacant.

The council decided to form a committee to review the admission procedure for postgraduate students in both public and private universities.

"The current process needs to be revised and a new system adopted, such as holding admission exams for students applying for masters and PhD programmes," said Minster of Higher Education and Scientific Research Omar Shdeifat, who heads the HEC. He said the new method should be implemented starting from the second semester of the 2008-2009 academic year.
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