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On May 12, 2024, University President Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid received a delegation from The Palestine Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF), led by its President, Mr. Ali Atta. The visit aimed to strengthen the university's partnerships to support education and empower students.


The visiting delegation was greeted by Dr. Abdulsalam Khayyat, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Saida Affouneh, Assistant to the University President for Technical Educational Support Initiative for Higher Education Students, and Dr. Amjad El-Qanni, Director of the Academic and Professional Development Center.

Prof. Zaid extended a warm welcome to the visiting delegation, acknowledging their invaluable support for university students. He emphasized the robust strategic alliance between both parties and praised their contributions to advancing education in Palestinian universities. Prof. Zaid reaffirmed the university's dedication to forging partnerships that promote social justice and uphold the fundamental right to education in Palestine.

Highlighting An-Najah National University's commitment to fostering Palestinian youth's sense of belonging and academic growth, Prof. Zaid outlined the university's flagship initiative, the "Hand in Hand, Rebuilding Hope Anew" campaign, empowering Gazan students in pursuing higher education. In collaboration with the Fund, this effort has facilitated the enrollment of 3,000 students from Gaza at An-Najah University. Leveraging a coalition of 23 partners and 20 international universities, the program benefits from the expertise of 300 professors and doctors, both locally and globally, who volunteer their skills and knowledge.

Moreover, An-Najah National University is steadfast in its efforts to provide financial assistance to students, driven by its sense of national and social duty to the Palestinian community. Throughout the ongoing academic semester of 2023/2024, the university has disbursed thousands of scholarships, ensuring the uninterrupted pursuit of its educational objectives, particularly in light of the adversities confronting the Palestinian populace.

In response, the visiting delegation commended the university's academic prowess and advancements in global rankings, expressing pride in their partnership and acknowledging its esteemed reputation both locally and internationally, along with the outstanding accomplishments of its student body.

The delegation also engaged with scholarship recipients to assess the benefits of the grants. Students expressed satisfaction with their impact on academic and professional growth, thanking supportive entities for the invaluable psychological, financial, and academic assistance provided throughout their university experience.

It's worth mentioning that the Palestinian Scholarship Support Fund (PSSF), founded in 2017 by Palestinians based in Chicago, is a non-profit organization aimed at assisting Palestinian students facing financial challenges and discrimination in their pursuit of higher education.


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