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Title: Palestinian Universities under Occupation, May-July 1987
Authors: Johnson, Penny 
Keywords: Universities and colleges - Palestine;Arab-Israeli conflict - Social aspects - Palestine;College students - Political activity - Palestine;College students - Palestine
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Journal of Palestine Studies
Abstract: At the end of July, 340 students marched down the aisles to receive their diplomas from Bethlehem University; the following week, 499 students from the Islamic University of Gaza graduated before an audience of 5,000. For the remaining universities, it was quite a different story. Al-Najah University did not begin its second semester until 2 June, and Birzeit University, its campuses shuttered by military order from 13 April to 13 August, struggled to conduct off-campus instruction for graduating seniors and to continue some of its non-academic functions. At the same time, 7,412 secondary students in the West Bank passed the tawjihi exam (a Jordanian comprehensive exam given at the end of secondary school), 200 of whom had taken the exam in prison through an arrangement whereby convicted youth receive supervised exams under the auspices of the International Red Cross.t Three to four thousand of these students are currently in the process of applying to institutions of higher education in the occupied territories, according to an estimate in al-Fajr newspaper
DOI: 10.2307/2536656
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