The oldest university in the world
Some people say University of Al Quaraouiyine in Morocco is the world's oldest university because there has been a school in the same place (1)____ the year 859 AD. In other words, there has been one there (2)____ almost 1,100 years. The University has had many famous international students (3)____ the years including the great traveller, Ibn Khadun. The University was started by a woman, Fatima al-Fihri and (4)____ a long history of teaching women and activities for women's education. Lecturer Hisham Mahmoud believes this helps female students concentrate during their studies. Before joining Al Quaraouiyine, Dr Mahmoud was a scientist, but he decided to (5)____ his career and work in education. The University's students all do well. After finishing at the University, many students will continue their (6)____ at universities in America and Europe.