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Universities Struggle to Meet Syrian Refugee Education Gap

Before he was driven out of Syria by the war, Amer Horani’s status as a student was a source of great pride. The first to go to university in his family, he began studying psychology at Damascus University in 2012 and dreamed of using his education to help others. Then a friend, a fellow student, disappeared. “The army came for him. I never saw him again,” the 22-year-old told VOA. The disappearance of his friend was a factor that fueled his decision to leave his country and...

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