Today, the Yemen Center for Information Technology in Higher Education (YCIT-HE) in Sana’a has begun the unified electronic application and admission to the General System in public universities for the academic year 2021-2022 via the electronic portal ( HTTP:// oasyemen.net/index.html). Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hussien Hazeb, declared that the application will be through the electronic portal of the YCIT-HE, and any student who applies outside the electronic portal will not be accepted in any university, The Minister applauded the efforts of the team who formulated the policy of application and admission for 2021-2022 and the previous academic years and the team of YCIT-HE for their readiness to receive the students interested to enroll in Yemeni universities.
The electronic application is part of the Ministry’s efforts to automatize and computerize the activities and services of higher education and subsidiary institutions. Moreover, this step comes pursuant to the National Vision for Building Modern State, the Minister added. In addition, he affirmed that there is an increase in university admissions, as indicators show that the total applicants during the last academic year were 214,000 students, and 53,000 students were accepted in different public and private universities. The Minister, Hazeb, stressed that the duration of the application and admission procedures will not be extended and everyone should adhere to the dates of admission determined in the policy of application and admission that will be terminated on October 30th in public universities and on November 31st in private universities. This will ensure commencing the academic year according to the calendar.
On the other hand, the Undersecretary for the Education Sector, Dr. Ghaleb Al-Qaniss, presented the general policy of application and admission approved for the academic year 2021-2022, which took into account the students’ conditions by reducing 2 % of the admission rates in the medical faculties and 3% in the other faculties. He further adds that the general policy approved a six-year validity period for the high school certificate in the medical and engineering majors and a five-year validity period in the theoretical and humanitarian majors in the private and public universities pursuant to the Unified Regulations of Students Affairs.