Omar Al-Mukhtar University

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Omar Al-Mukhtar University
Omar Al-Mukhtar University.jpg
Type Public
Established 1961
Students 43,903(as of 2006)
Location Bayda, Libya
32°45′30″N 21°42′44″E / 32.75833°N 21.71222°E / 32.75833; 21.71222Coordinates: 32°45′30″N 21°42′44″E / 32.75833°N 21.71222°E / 32.75833; 21.71222
Campus 460 acres (1.9 km2)

Omar Al-Mukhtar University (Arabic: جامعة عمر المختار‎‎) started as an Islamic university in Bayda, Libya. It was founded in 1835 by Ali al-Sanusi of the religious group 'Kzawip Senussi' in 1961.[clarification needed] It has grown to be a moderately religious institute and teaches practice regarding scripture reading and interpretation. Omar Al-Mukhtar University (OAMU) educates students from many locations, including Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sudan, and Chad.

The Baksmha [clarification needed] room of OAMU is capable of housing several thousand students, though clashes between different religious sects have led to a shortage of experienced preachers and speakers. After the Egyptian revolution, Fatih University was rejected as a beacon to the Islamic Movement of mother-to-Senussi, a movement now banned in Libya. OAMU now belongs to the Faculty of Agriculture in the University of Garyounis, an independent and established university general in 1984. The campus now follows the General People's Committee for Higher Education.

History of the university[edit]

To change the course of education, the University of Mohammed bin Ali al-Sanusi Muslim changed its name to the University of Omar Al-Mukhtar. In the Revolution it was included in the University of Garyounis. During the period from 1975 to 1984, the College Implants[clarification needed] affiliated with the University of Benghazi. And bear the name of the university Libyan hero Omar Mukhtar and then became independent in 1984.

In this university there are four sections: Bayda and the headquarters of the University, the dome, Derna and Tobruk. Adopted in most disciplines of the Libyan, especially in recent years after the Libyan government offered scholarships for Libyan students to study in developed countries.

Omar Al-Mukhtar University awarded academic degrees following: - BSc, leave Graduate (Masters) and leave minute (PhD).


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