On Monday, 3 March, the PTE Academic, Pearson Centre for Testing English language officially opened with the attendance of Soran area MPs, Directorates, the academic staff of Soran University, and the Pearson agent, Matthew Limpkins.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the president of Soran University, Dr. Muslih Mustafa, welcomed the attendants and gave a talk. He shed light on the importance and effect of the centre and said: “This is another academic achievement and it has a big significance. This is a part of an attempt to reinforce scientific infrastructure in Kurdistan region and gain excellent and rare scientific achievements throughout Iraq and Kurdistan.”
In another part of his speech, Dr. Muslih said: “This is a universal standard test and 98% of UK universities recognize it as a standard test and it facilitates the process of gaining a Visa because, previously, most of the HCDP students had difficulty in gaining Visa.”