Govt mulling new university
The possibilities of a new government university in association with the private sector are being actively considered by the authorities, Tribune has learned. Talks for exploring the possibility of having such a university is being held, an Education Ministry source said.
The new university, if built, will include many new courses and specializations not currently offered at other public universities in the Kingdom. Tribune understands that the government will seek a private sector partnership for the project. The new university, according to officials, is to supplement the efforts of the University of Bahrain. “`Talks are ongoing to establish a new university in cooperation with the private sector.
It will have new academic courses not available in other Bahrani universities at the moment,” an education ministry source said. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Higher Education Council, while outlining new plans for Bahrain’s education sector, hinted about private sector participation in the sector during a Parliament session.