The sprawling campus will cover 400 donums (each donum is 1000 square meters) which will also include hostels and other facilities.
The government is determined to construct one university in each of Iraq’s 18 provinces.
There are currently 12-state run universities in Iraq and numerous private schools and colleges.
The new Nasiriya campus will not house the colleges of medicine and education as these have already moved to their new buildings at different sites.
Jabiri said the massive campus will have residential quarters for the faculty and staff as well as sports stadiums.
Nasiriya, 360 kilometers south of Baghdad, is the capital of the province of Dhiqar.
Most of the city’s nearly 600,000 impoverished and low-income people are Muslim Shiites.(Source) Bassem al-Rikabi, Azzaman