JU Protestors Revoke Their Representatives’ Agreement With Administration

تم نشره في Tue 8 March / Mar 2016. 01:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Tue 8 March / Mar 2016. 08:18 PM
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AMMAN — The agreement struck last Tuesday between the Jordan University (JU) Board of Trustees and the protestors’ delegation, to review the decision to raise the tuition fees for the Parallel and the Post-Grad Programmes.

The agreement entailed that the fees for the Parallel programmes are to be retained as is before the decision, while considering reviewing fees for some specialities; the delegation agreed on these terms, but the protestors revoked them, and resumed their sit-in.

An official at the JU confirmed to “Al Ghad” that the agreement did in fact take place, pointing out that the protests should suspend completely, but coordinator of the National Student Rights Campaign “Dhabahtona”, Fakher Daas, on the other hand, informed the Newspaper that the protestors refused the terms provided in the agreement.

According to Daas, students with continue their protests against the decision to increase the fees of the Parallel programmes between 30 to 100 per cent, and the Post-Grad education costs between 100 to 200 per cent.

In previous statements, the University’s management had said that the motives behind the open protests at these times are unacceptable, and will not be tolerated, so that it is not misused for electoral purposes, and confirmed that the University had submitted a detailed study back in November 2013, regarding the costs of these programmes, which led to the decision to be increased in September.