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UJ protesters end protest after board slashes fees

By JT - Apr 07,2016 - Last updated at Apr 07,2016

UJ students are seen at a protest in this file photo (JT photo)

AMMAN — University of Jordan (UJ) students on Wednesday decided to suspend their sit-in against the raise of tuition fees for the parallel and post-graduate programmes.

The move came in response to a decision by the university's board of trustees to lower the study fees for the two programme. 

At a session held Wednesday, the UJ's board of trustees, chaired by Adnan Badran, decided to reduce the raise on the parallel programme tuition fees by 50 per cent this year and on post-graduate studies by different percentages, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The board also decided to treat excelling students in the parallel programme the same like those enrolled in the regular programme, in accordance with certain criteria to be set later.

IT also gave PhD students the priority to teach foundation courses at the university in their respective fields.

Since February 28, UJ students had been staging an ongoing protest on campus against the new hikes, with UJ alumni and students from other universities joining it in a show of support.

 

Around 27 protesters were referred on Tuesday to the university administration for violating orders issued by the university administration earlier this week.

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