Balqa Applied University students to protest against “unfair” grading system, high fees

Jordan

Published: 2019-01-14 17:17

Last Updated: 2019-01-15 10:25


Balqa Applied University students to protest against “unfair” grading system, high fees
Balqa Applied University students to protest against “unfair” grading system, high fees
Roya News Source

Students of Balqa Applied University are planning to protest tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, against the sudden and “unfair” grading system set by the University Administration along with high fees and costs.

In tens of telephone calls to Roya, Balqa University students complained about the injustice after the Administration introduced a new grading system, which most of them described as “unfair.”

According to students’ complaints, they will be given out letter grading (A-F) instead of the numerical grading, in addition there will no longer be an allocated percentage for failing students in courses.

Many students also expressed their anger against the new higher fees which jumped from JD1 to JD5 and need to be paid in order to submit complaints, adding that their complaints always go in vain.

"I am supposed to be a graduate, but because of this sudden decision, I will fail." 

"We have been subjected to enough injustice at the university starting from the grading system and reaching to the university and transportation fees system.”

Another student complained about the high cost of the English Communication Skills course book, which is JD 8, adding that the university refuses to obtain photocopies which are worth only JD 1.5.