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39 ‘stagnant’ majors will no longer be accepted by Civil Service Bureau

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AMMAN — The head of the Civil Service Bureau, Sameh Al-Nasser, said on Saturday that 39 majors that are classified as unwanted or stagnant by universities and colleges will not be accepted by the bureau if students have registered for them after 2020, in accordance with the provisions of Article 40/b of the Civil Service System No. 9 of 2020, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

During a press conference announcing the scientific disciplines required by the civil service for 2022, Nasser said that some professions will disappear and others will be created in the upcoming period, and that the Civil Service Bureau informs universities and institutes of what is required in the upcoming period.

The Civil Service Bureau held the press conference to guide students and their parents toward majors that are required in the labor market and inform them of the majors that are not required.

According to Nasser, unemployment is prevalent among those holding a university degree and Tawjihi (general secondary education certificate examination) certificates or less, adding that 61,000 university engineers are on the Civil Service Bureau’s lists.

The stagnant BA majors include political science, philosophy, sociology, foreign languages, teaching, archaeology, banking sciences, tourism studies, marketing, hotel management, journalism, business administration, environmental studies, and accounting among others.

On Saturday, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Owais revealed that there are about 400,000 unemployed graduates.

Owais told Al-Mamlaka TV that “the abolition of the parallel program in universities is now being proposed, and an alternative is being searched for,” noting that the parallel program has contributed to a significant increase in the number of students heading to universities.

He explained that “about 95 percent of Tawjihi graduate students go to universities, and only about 5 percent go to vocational and technical education, so the gap between supply and demand has become large.”

“We must balance the outputs of higher education with market needs, and we have lost control over this for several reasons that have occurred in higher education in the past two decades,” according to Owais.


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