Executive plan launched to address pandemic learning loss

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Education has drafted an executive plan for educational interventions to address learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in cooperation with the Education and Youth Support Project funded by United States Agency for International Development(USAID).اضافة اعلان

In a press statement on Thursday carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the ministry said the plan, which spans a three-year period, aims to develop specialized learning interventions to address educational loss. Earlier this month, the ministry had conducted a workshop for developing a national plan for remedial teaching for the years 2023–2025.

The ministry was able to identify a response to problem of pandemic-related learning loss through national studies and assessments to design interventions based on data-based evidence that would enhance student learning and achieve the desired goals, the statement said.

During the past two years, the ministry also implemented contingency plans to reduce education loss and avoid widening disparities in student opportunities, while helping teachers and parents to face the new pandemic-related difficulties.

Modernization and educationWhile various Jordanian sectors, institutions, and state agencies are engaging with the beginning of the two-year period from 2023–2025 through a comprehensive modernization plan based on "qualified and efficient" human capital, success of this modernization process is linked to making qualitative transformations in Jordan's education sector.

These transformations, according to the statement, must be based on expertise in dealing with crises and participatory approaches in all action stages.

The ministry said its institutional work will shift from emergency plans addressing the pandemic's effects to a new stage based on strategic schemes informed by studies and evidence, in accordance with international best practices.

The plan's leadership and creativity axis aims to prepare talents for future job requirements, and the executive program's priorities for 2023-2025 feature multiple initiatives, primarily implementation of comprehensive activities to compensate educational losses, improve students’ performance in global exams, and build teacher capacities.

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