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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is mainly provided by universities and community colleges. All universities have their own administrative organization with a President, a Vice-President, and a Board of Trustees. Colleges are headed by a Dean and Administrative Councils. The Ministry of Higher Education is the national organization which supervises and coordinates the activities of the higher education institutions within the framework of national policies.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Bachelor’s degree

The Bachelor’s degree is generally conferred after four years’ study by universities and some university colleges. Engineering and Agricultural studies last for five years.

University level second stage

Master’s degree, Postgraduate diploma

Master’s degrees are conferred in certain subjects two years beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate diplomas are conferred in certain subjects after one or two years’ study beyond the Bachelor’s...

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