Jordan designates university seats for cancer patients

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AMMAN — The Higher Education Council is allocating seats for cancer patients at public Jordanian universities for the first time ever, an official said, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Muhannad Al-Khatib, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the Higher Education Council approved “a certain number of academic seats for cancer patients, taking into account their health conditions”.

He said the beneficiaries will be named during the unified university admission period. Khatib noted that the seats will be available and announced by the Unified University Admission Coordination Unit at the King Hussein Cancer Center.

The spokesperson confirmed that the Ministry of Higher Education applies the Rights of People with Disabilities Law No. 20 of 2017, which states that “it is not acceptable for a disability to be a reason to prevent a student from accessing Jordanian higher education institutions.”

Khatib maintained that there are up to 1,000 seats allotted for students with disabilities for all undergraduate programs.

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