Idlib provinceSeptember 17, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-9-17-15/The Victory Army’s Idlib city administration announced the beginning of the admissions process for branches of the newly re-opened Idlib University on Wednesday, pro-opposition Eldorar reported, as opposition officials in Idlib province look for ways to protect prospective students from the threat of aerial bombardment. “We tried as much as possible for the university’s halls to be on the ground level,” during the month of construction before they opened, Jamal al-Shahoud, the Syrian National Coalition’s minister of education in Idlib province told Syria Direct on Thursday, “to protect them somewhat from bombardment.” The Idlib city administration announced the re-opening of Idlib University at the beginning of last month, pro-opposition Smart News reported, as one of a number of institutions of higher education to be opened by the National Coalition’s Ministry of Education in order to allow Syrian students in rebel-held territories to continue their studies. Plans for a number of higher education institutes in rebel-held Homs and a university in Aleppo were also announced last month. Syrians who received their high school diplomas between 2011 and 2015 are eligible to register for admission for studies at the university’s branches in multiple cities across Idlib province, Eldorar reported. The opposition-administrated university will be recognized by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education.