29th January 2019, the chairman of the Department of English at Komar University of Science and Technology, Asst. Prof. Dr. Zanyar Faiq Saeed, participated in a workshop conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to discuss the possibility of reforming the departments of English at Kurdistan region universities. The ministerial high committee suggested having a foundation year and a semester-based system to solve some educational problems that the departments of English have been suffering from.
At the workshop, Dr. Saeed explained that the system adopted by Komar University is semester and credit based and has a foundation year. He then elaborated that the educational reforms that the Ministry endeavors to make for 2019-2020 academic year have been practiced by Komar University from the beginning of its establishment and hence it is not in need of such reforms; on the contrary, it can be followed as a good example to make educational reforms in the public and some private universities as well.