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Education Ministry installs heating in schools across Kingdom

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AMMAN — Solar panels have been installed at approximately 650 schools across Jordan, with heating provided through connected air conditioning units, while central heating has been installed in around 270 schools, according to the Ministry of Education.اضافة اعلان

The remainder of Jordan’s schools have been provided with heaters that operate on fuel, and the ministry began disbursing fuel subsidies to schools on November 15, the ministry’s Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs Najwa Qubeilat said on Tuesday.

Necessary maintenance was carried out on schools before the start of the school year to ensure a suitable learning environment for students, especially during the winter season, Al-Mamlaka TV reported Qubeilat as saying.

The ministry has submitted 98 bids since the beginning of the year, at a total cost of JD11.1 million, some of which have been accepted, with maintenance work performed on about 660 schools, she said.

Currently, work is underway to submit new bids worth JD4 million to carry out maintenance work of all kinds in several schools, including the installation of some solar systems to ensure adequate heating for schools, the secretary-general said.

The ministry continues to assign its educational directors in the governorates to cooperate with school administrators concerning school hours during depressions and difficult weather conditions, with learning transferred to the ministry’s educational platforms for schools that are disrupted due to weather conditions, she noted.

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