Oklahoma schools to help colleges in Iraq

Wednesday, November 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lawton-AP) -- A team of Oklahoma colleges and universities will offer their expertise to help revive Iraq's higher education system.

Cameron will provide technical support to Iraq's universities and technical colleges to connect Iraqi universities to the Internet.

A grant of almost five (M) million dollars was awarded yesterday to the University of Oklahoma for the project. O-U will partner with other universities in order to meet the goal of improving universities in Iraq.

In addition to OU, Oklahoma State University, Langston University and Cameron University will head up the project.

Their aim is to meet the goal of the U.S. Agency of International Development to provide any help and support services to Iraqi higher education institutes.