Union: Universities facing financial crisis
Published Sunday 29/07/2012 (updated) 30/07/2012 18:55
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Universities are suffering from a financial crisis due to the delay in payments from the Palestinian Authority, union leader Amjad Barham said Saturday.
Barham said universities' deficits were impacting their performances, pointing to student protests at Birzeit University on Saturday over rising tuition fees.
If financial difficulties continue, universities will not be able to fulfill their essential role in creating educated citizens for an independent Palestinian state, he said in a statement.
The union urged regional and Islamic states to support higher education in Palestine.