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Students’ union urges action on 3-year closure of Al Bayt University health centre

By JT - Apr 25,2018 - Last updated at Apr 25,2018

AMMAN — The National Campaign for Defending Students’ Rights (Thabahtoona) on Wednesday called for an immediate intervention to address the three-year-long closure of the on-campus health centre at Al Bayt University, according to a Thabahtoona statement.

The campaign called on the Higher Education Council and the Higher Education Accreditation Commission to solve the issue, which they said puts students’ lives at risk, as the nearest medical provider is Mafraq public hospital, which is more than 8 kilometres away from the university.

Al Bayt University’ 15,000 students have expressed several objections to the continued closure of the health centre, the statement said, adding that the university administration has not provided any solutions despite repeated promises over the past three years. The campaign stressed that healthcare provision is a student’s right, not a service offered by universities.

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