$24 million Jordanian-Korean school inaugurated in Zarqa

(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)


AMMAN  — Minister of Education, Minister of Higher Education Azmi Mahafaza inaugurated Tuesday the Jordanian-Korean Industrial Secondary School for Boys in Zarqa, funded by the Korean government at a cost of $24 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


The school, for 11th and 12th grades, has an estimated capacity of 600.


Mahafaza said that the ministry seeks to translate the Royal visions into tangible steps that contribute to radical changes in vocational education. The ministry, he added, plans to enhance vocational training, and keep pace with technological advancements, knowledge development, and the needs of the local market.


At the same time, he said, such steps are in line with the roadmaps for administrative and economic modernization.


Mahafaza said that the school is a pioneering educational model, and one of the products of the fruitful cooperation with the government of the Republic of Korea, through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Dong Eui University, the implementing partner, in addition to the German Agency for International Cooperation and the Ministry of Education.


Korean Ambassador to Amman Lee Jae-wan expressed appreciation to KOICA and the Ministry of Education for their efforts to make the school a success.


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