College to increase intake of low-income students


MAKKAH: The College of Community Service and Continuous Education at Umm Al-Qura University announced on Thursday that it was providing admission to more low-income students following a decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

He said the college would refund the tuition fees paid by poor students whose families are beneficiaries of social insurance. In a decree issued last month, King Abdullah instructed universities to allocate more seats for students of low-income families.

King Abdullah also instructed to facilitate admission of such students and exempt them from paying fees for special tests as well as academic fees. According to the decree, such students should be given preference at university housing and work-study employment on campus.

“We would like to announce that we are continuing admission of students who come under the purview of the royal decree and we return the fees taken from such students,” said Yasser Shoushu, principal of the college.

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