Education Ministry to cooperate with private sector to build 15 schools

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Education recently announced that it would invite investors from the private sector to enter a joint agreement which aims to build about 15 schools in different areas in the Kingdom, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The public/private partnership agreement "to design, build, finance, operate and maintain buildings, and convert," includes 15 new school buildings for kindergarten, elementary school, and high school buildings.

The secretary-general of the ministry’s financial and administrative affairs, Najwa Qubailat, pointed out that the idea has been proposed since 2018.

Qubailat added that the proposed project aims to provide a healthy, safe, and stimulating environment for students, and that the schools will be built in Amman, Zarqa, and Madaba.  

The tenders will be offered in accordance with the money the ministry allocates for such a purpose, according to Qubailat. 

She added that the ministry will be managing and supervising the schools and the private sector’s role will be limited to providing logistic services; such as building and maintaining the schools’ facilities, and providing security, sanitation, and school furniture.

Former minister of education, Walid Maani, stressed that the agreement is a great push in the face of the current challenges and obstacles schools face. He added that the ministry has been renting buildings to use them as schools, due to overcrowding. He also indicated that this project must proceed further than building only 15 schools.  

The former minister also highlighted that the education will be free in these schools and that the ministry will provide the teaching and administrative staff.

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