KRG universities to admit students with special needs

ERBIL, July 27 — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education announced Wednesday that all students with special needs who earned low grades in high school would be accepted into the region’s universities.

Officials met with counterparts in the Department of Labor and Social Affairs to discuss facilitating placements for 2,000 students.

Omar Jabbar, a member of the Higher Council for Persons with Disabilities, stated, “Students with special needs who were not accepted in universities and colleges have submitted numerous applications, and fortunately, this decision was taken yesterday, and they will all be accepted.”

There are an estimated 80,000 students with special needs in the Kurdistan Region.

“So far, the relevant authorities have not disclosed how the colleges that will accommodate students with special needs, but the Higher Council for this group has confirmed that a government decision has been issued to include them all.”