Cold-hearted snowstorm causes $7 million worth of damages to the University of Jordan

Cold-hearted snowstorm causes $7 million worth of damages to the University of Jordan
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Published December 18th, 2013 - 12:07 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The UJ president told The Jordan Times that the bank account number for donations will be announced on Wednesday.
The UJ president told The Jordan Times that the bank account number for donations will be announced on Wednesday.
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Amman
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Ekhleif Tarawneh
,
Nabeel Shawaqfeh
,
University of Jordan
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UJ’s Model School
,
Yarmouk University
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Gendarmerie Department
,
Balqa Applied University

The University of Jordan (UJ) on Tuesday initiated a fund to receive donations to make up for its losses during the snowstorm.

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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If I was in Jordan right now, I would help... without a doubt. I feel sad about the fact that so many people, buildings and all infrastructure suffer as result of these very extreme weather conditions. Hopefully, the coming days, the weather will "ease up" a bit and offers Jordan a chance to recover from its impacts.

I wish and hope all the best for Jordan, my prayers to everyone. Take care and especially; help those in need and stay safe.

VAMV (not verified) Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39

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