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Some 2,300 students have not yet paid university application fees — ministry

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The Education Ministry said that around 2,300 students risk having their university applications being declared void after they failed to pay fees. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Director of the Unified Admission and Coordination Unit at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Muhannad Al-Khatib, on Monday said that around 2,300 students have not yet paid university application fees and are at risk of having their applications declared void.اضافة اعلان

The ministry has set the deadline to pay as Thursday by 3pm.

Khatib said that the students were also sent text messages by the unit more than once asking them to pay the application fees, adding that the ministry has taken into account the possibility that some phone numbers in applications are no longer active. In the event that they do not pay the fees, their requests will be canceled, and their names will be published on social media.

Khatib also added that the number of applications submitted to the unit this year is 76,839, of which 74,289 students have paid their fees.

Fakher Daas, general coordinator of the National Campaign for Defending Students’ Rights “Thabahtoona”, said that the government deals with the issue of universities on a purely financial basis, and that the applications should be free of charge.

Daas added that it is unreasonable to impose JD15 fees to applications.
Daas said that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be more appropriate for the government to deal with this issue in a flexible manner in accordance with the current economic conditions, and that the students who were unable to pay these fees should be exempt, especially if their documents are complete.

He also said that the JD15 is considered high and it would be more appropriate to reduce the fees to 5JD.

The unit also announced on Monday that the admission results to public universities will be announced either at the end of September or within the first two days of October, according to the Jordan News Agency, (Petra).

Khatib told Petra that the unit is sorting the admission applications and working hard to announce the results on their usual date.

The ministry previously announced that deadline for applying to public universities was on August 28 at midnight.

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