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Russian language department to open in major Syrian university
The promotion of the Russian language was one of the main topics during the meeting of the Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Lebanon Vadim Zaychikov with the Rector of the Syrian University of Al-Baath in Homs Abdelbaset Al-Khatib. The parties discussed the introduction of the Russian language into the university curriculum, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports.
Syrian schoolchildren who studied Russian from the early grades as part of the general education program will finish school in 2020. Some of them will go to Russian universities, but most of the graduates will prefer local universities. Therefore, the important question is whether yesterday's schoolchildren will be able to continue studying the Russian language as university students. The meeting of Vadim Zaichikov with Abdelbaset Al-Khatib allowed to discuss in details the possibility of introducing the study of Russian as a foreign language into the program of the main university of Homs and the opening of the Russian language department.
The Al-Ba'ath University is the third largest educational institution in Syria with 140 thousand students. It is the only university to get a higher musical education and a diploma in oil and gas business. Abdelbaset Al-Khatib recently headed the university in Homs, he is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University.