The President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yaseen, met with a delegation, representing the political leaders in the province, to discuss the current situation in Iraq. He stated that the UOK has formed a regiment consisting of 25,000 volunteers, including professors, staff and students, as an acceptance to the announcement of the religious authority for jihad. The volunteers are ready for the call of duty to jihad and seek to contribute to the defense of Iraq and the unity of its people. Also, medical female staff members and employees at the university have volunteered to provide the brave fighters in the army with medical services and treatment.
The visiting delegation praised the efforts of the university and the brave step it has taken, considering it the first among Iraq’s universities.