A report by the Assad regime's Higher Education Ministry revealed that the number of males in Syrian universities is higher than the number of females by about 40,000 students.
The study counted the total number of students in government universities during the war at 671,580 students, with 358,052 male students compared with 318,528 female students.
According to the report, the education process was continuing in seven Syrian universities, three higher institutes and 22 private universities, in addition to higher education hospitals.
The report estimated the number of male and female students in the university degree stage at 445,164 and in the higher studies stage at 26,695 students, with the open education program taking in 172,618 students throughout the war.
The number of students in private universities stood at 32,298, in addition to 27,139 students in technical institutes of higher education.
The report said that an assistance plan had been developed to include the renovation of damaged infrastructure, with an announcement that education institutions will compensate for their lower capacity by continuing to send applicants abroad on grants from friendly countries, as well as settling the status of those who want to return to Syria and to offer incentives to them.
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