Dialogue sessions on higher education and political empowerment of youths held within the framework of NUSS general conference

Damascus (ST): Within the framework of the 15th General Conference of the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) open dialogue sessions were held on higher education and scientific research, unemployment and job opportunities and political empowering of youth.

During the session on higher education and scientific research, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific  Research Dr. Bassam Ibrahim underlined the crucial role NUSS has been playing in coordinating work with the Ministry of Higher Education in order to issue important decisions in favour of students, stressing that the ministry has been working to link the university with society and enhance partnership between educational and research institutions to confront various challenges and difficulties that resulted from the terrorist war launched against Syria.

During the session held on unemployment and job opportunities, the interventions centred on the mechanism adopted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to facilitate  access of university and institute graduates into job markets and facilitate loans for small and micro-projects.

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rima al-Qaderi affirmed that cooperation has been continuous with NUSS in service of students, noting that the Ministry has launched a package of programs to facilitate the youth's entry into job market.

In the axis of political empowerment for youth, the interventions centred on the necessity of developing appropriate mechanisms and legislations to make youth capable of actively participating in decision-making and contribute to the development of their society.

About 400 students are taking part in the conference which kicked off last Saturday under the title of " A pledge we renew: education, steadfastness and victory".

K.Q.