New program by Safa Bank offers new pathway to equity in education
Birzeit University, represented by its president Abdullatif Abuhijleh, and Al Safa Islamic Bank, represented by its general manager Nidal Al Barghouthi, agreed to implement the bank’s Educational and Training Financing Program (Darajat) to help students pursue their education at the university.
The Education and Training Finance program is rated as Sharia-compliant and provides up to 100 percent of the total tuition fees. It allows for up to 72 months of monthly payments and gives students the freedom to choose among a variety of options for educational loans approved by the bank.
Abuhijleh emphasized Birzeit University’s strong belief in providing equal opportunities for all students to continue their education and higher education. “Education,” he emphasized, “is the best way to foster human empowerment, growth and development in Palestine. We are very pleased to partner with the Islamic Safa Bank to offer our students the chance to reach high levels in their educational journey.”
Al Barghouthi said that the programs offered by the bank are part of its mission to contribute to the sustainable development of the country. “The bank believes that education is one of the strongest tools to achieve stability and enhance our institutions,” he asserted.
The signing ceremony was attended by the university’s Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs Mirvat Bulbul, Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts Amir Khalil, Director of Finance Wisam Naser, Director of the Public Relations Office Lubna Abdelhadi, and the assistant to the director of the office, Tina Rafidi Jaber.