After a series of meetings and direct calls, Mosul University President Obay al-Dewachi has approved to reopen Mosul University for students whose areas have recently been liberated, Mosul University's Students Union Chief Ahmed al-Rashidi told The Baghdad Post.
Al-Rashidi asserted that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has issued an approval to resume classes in Mosul University as the president has presented the appeal a month ago.
The new academic year for all colleges in the recently liberated areas will begin next Saturday in the alternate location of the University at Bartella humanitarian studies faculties' complex, according to al-Rashidi.
Medicine, Engineering and scientific colleges will announce their alternative locations in the next few days, he asserted.
Colleges will be distributed in Bertella buildings due to its relevant safety and its distant location from the ongoing clashes, al-Rashidi said noting that classes will be regular for only three days a week with concentrated hours at morning and night courses.
Going back to use Mosul University building in the left bank of Mosul will be gradual depending on the security situation and the reconstruction of the damaged building of the university premises and equipment, al-Rashidi added.
Mosul University in one of the oldest universities in Iraq, it was established in 1967 and had its buildings burned and destroyed by ISIS terrorists during their reign on the city.