By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 12 July 2017:
Libya is to have another university – the University of Nalut. A Presidency Council (PC) decree was issued yesterday establishing the new institution. It comes into being with immediate effect.
The new university – the ninth announced since the revolution and the sixth this year – is being hived off the Western Mountains University which was split last month into the universities of Gharian and Zintan.
Its faculties of law and of medical technology in Nalut, together with various faculties in Jadu, Yefren, Kabaw, Reyana, Darj, Tujban, Tiji and Tabga were supposed to become part of Zintan University. However, those in Nalut, Jadu, Yefren and Kabaw – all in Amazigh community areas – refused to be part of it.
Faced with the refusal, the Presidency Council has adopted the simple solution of setting up Nalut as its own university. It is still to be decided, however, which other faculties will join it.
Despite the troubles, universities are a major growth area at present. Announcements on at least three more are expected, for Solug, Kufra and Marj.