According to the National and Reserve Service Authority, university studies for national batch (16) recruits have become optional for those wishing to complete their studies via the distance education system in the evening shift, during the active service phase of the national service program.
The commission called on the recruit to coordinate with the educational institution to accept this system, noting that this decision came in line with the amendment that took place in the admission criteria for universities and government educational institutions for high school graduates 2020-2021.
The authority stated that the university study will be during the stage of active service, provided that educational institutions apply (the distance study system), due to the difficulty of moving to and from university sites, and the recruit will be required to provide a copy of the study schedule, in order to allow him to be present to study and perform exams.
She indicated that the Ministry of Education will generalize to educational institutions in the country to allow students from the second group to enroll in university studies for the first semester 2021-2022, based on coordination with the National and Reserve Service Authority.
It is noteworthy that the National and Reserve Service Authority, and the Ministry of Education, announced last March the launch of the university study project for national service employees, which allows all twelfth students who graduated from the academic year 2020-2021 and who will join the 16th batch, and the following batches, to study university courses. Through the distance education system, in order to ensure that the student continues his university studies during the service period.
The Ministry of Education confirmed that there will be no conflict between the student’s national service and his university studies, which will be according to what is decided in the evening hours by taking specific courses in the disciplines that meet the students’ desires.
The pilot period of the project will be implemented in cooperation with a selected group of higher education institutions in the country, starting from the summer semester 2021 and then the first semester of the academic year 2021-2022.