Students of governmental staff families supported, their tuition fees funded under new agreement

The Cooperative Association of Governmental Staff for Savings and Lending will assist in paying the tuition fees of Birzeit University students whose families belong to the association according to a new agreement with Birzeit University signed on February 7, 2019.

University president Abdullatif Abuhijleh and Osama Abu Karsh, head of the association, signed the agreement in a special ceremony attended by the university’s Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs Mirvat Bulbul, Assistant to the President Aziz Shawabkeh, Dean of Student Affairs Mohammad Al Ahmad, Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts Amir Khalil, Acting Director of the Advancement Department Nadine Sinokrot, and Manager of the Students Financial Aid Unit Fairouz Darwish.

Abuhijleh praised  this agreement as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the university and the governmental and public sector. “This agreement will help students focus on their education by removing all financial obstacles. Diploma, undergraduate and graduate students are targeted in an effort to foster student success and promote cooperation between the university and the association.”

Abu Karsh introduced the association that engages in endeavors rooted in the values and ethics of community service. He stressed the importance of community work and of community-based financial cooperatives that are not driven by commercial considerations but strive to advance the social and economic prosperity of the community.