Students of Haifa Technion Go on Strike Against Raise in Tuition Fees

While a strike of high school teachers entered its second week with little hope of an early end, upper classmen at the Haifa Institute of Technology went on a strike against an increase in tuition fees and the president of the Institute threatened to keep the doors of the Technion closed.

Haifa Technion students were protesting an increase in fees from 250 Israeli pounds per year to 400. Lower classmen have agreed to pay but students in the upper grades have said they would not attend classes. Brig. Yacov Dori, Technion president, said that unless all the students agreed to pay the higher tuition, the Institute would not open this semester.