By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 29 October 2016:
A row over campuses and colleges linked either to the university of Sabratha or the University of Zawia has been resolved, at least for the time being. Affiliated colleges in Ajilat, Sorman, Ridaleen, Zultan and Al-Jmail are to be allowed to chose which university they want to be part of. An agreement was signed in Tripoli on Thursday following talks at the Prime Ministry mediated by Presidency Council member Abdelsalam Kajman involving the deans of both universities.
The problem stems from the creation of the University of Sabratha following the revolution, hived off from Zawia university. All the latter’s campusus west of Sabratha were supposed to go with the new university. That, however, was not accepted by Zawia University nor by staff at some of the colleges.
The decision to allow the colleges could still cause problems, however, because on some campuses there is more than one college. In Ajilat, for example there are colleges of law, education, economics and science. In Sorman there are colleges of medicine and economics, in Zultan, colleges of law and education
It is thought that the colleges will go where the money is. At the moment, Sabratha university is still looking for funding. In the longer term, though, all the campuses have dreams of becoming separate universities.