Cold-hearted snowstorm causes $7 million worth of damages to the University of Jordan
UJ President Ekhleif Tarawneh said damage to property and infrastructure on campus is estimated at between JD5 million and JD7 million.
Infrastructure, electricity cables and sewage networks were damaged during the blizzard, as well as ancient trees in the university forest, according to Tarawneh.
The UJ president told The Jordan Times that the bank account number for donations will be announced on Wednesday.
Tarawneh also voiced UJ management’s gratitude to the Gendarmerie Department and the Jordan Armed Forces for helping to open roads and clear debris at the university.
He noted that UJ employees and thousands of students were present on campus to help clear the accumulated snow.
Tarawneh suspended classes at the Amman-based University until next Sunday, and extended the current academic semester for one week to compensate for the suspension.
Classes at UJ’s Model School are also suspended until next Sunday.
Tarawneh added that the council of deans will announce a new exam schedule, in the next two days.
Meanwhile, Balqa Applied University (BAU) also announced the suspension of classes at its colleges in Amman, Salt and Ajloun until next Sunday.
In a statement sent to The Jordan Times, BAU President Nabeel Shawaqfeh said the current semester will be extended for three days to compensate for the suspended classes.
In another statement sent to The Jordan Times, Yarmouk University said classes on Wednesday will start at 11am instead of 8am.
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