Sultan exempts needy students from fees at SCHS

SHARJAH: Students at the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) who cannot afford school fees were exempted by H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah.

Sharjah’s Emiri Court committed funds to support physically disabled persons and those who cannot afford expenses at SCHS, Sheikh Sultan said in a call to Sharjah Radio and Television’s “Direct Line” in response to a complaint by Abu Omran, the father of a physically disabled child at SCHS.

“We are fully responsible for Abu Omran’s son. We wish him speedy recovery,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Sultan gave orders to grant 216 additional scholarships to national students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) and the University of Sharjah (UoS). He also gave orders to exempt 214 students from paying enrolment fees to the two varsities and to give them an opportunity to return the funds upon graduation.

Sharjah Ruler’s Adviser for Higher Education Affairs Dr. Amr Abdul Hameed told the call-in that Sheikh Sultan also ordered halt to co-ed classes at the University of Sharjah and to suspend giving scholarships to teaching and administrative staff’s sons and daughters to the next semester.

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