SHARJAH // The Ruler of Sharjah, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, has called for classes at the University of Sharjah (UoS) to be re-organised to separate male and female students.
Speaking on local radio yesterday, Sheikh Sultan said he had ordered the university’s administrators to split up students according to gender.
The university’s colleges of medicine, fine art and design, mass communication and dentistry currently teach male and female students together.
Several years ago UoS, the biggest private university in the country, launched a programme to mix classes in subjects where low numbers of enrolled students prevented administrators from teaching men and women separately. However that programme ended last year.
The medical college has been mixed since it opened about six years ago.
Sheikh Sultan also ordered the Emiri Court to pay the tuition fees of needy students to Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and instructed issuance of 216 additional scholarships to Emiratis at UoS and American University of Sharjah.
He also ordered exemption of 214 students from payment of the tuition fees and fees already paid would be repaid to them immediately after the graduation.