Jordan, Palestine review ways to develop high educational exams

(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)

AMMAN — A symposium, organized by the Jordanian Association for Educational Sciences, discussed the development of the Kingdom’s high school system, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

It said the discussion focused on the general secondary education certificate examination (Tawjihi) in Jordan and Palestine.

The meeting was presided over by participation of Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research Azmi Al-Mahafzah.

Attendees discussed ways to develop the high school system, and its outcome in line with both countries’ development goals to ensure the students’ right to an “advanced and distinguished” level of education, in addition to educational exchange, and academic expertise.

The participants reviewed ways to benefit from the global expertise in the field of education, in light of the constant endeavors to upgrade the educational system at the school and university levels.

During the symposium, Mahafzah presented the key proposals on Jordan’s Tawjihi development plan. He stressed that the exam was reviewed in the past few years to improve its outcome, specifically to produce university aspirants who would be able to meet the labor market’s needs, in line with the National Strategy for Human Resources’ Development for the years 2016–2025.

The plan, which is still under discussion, focuses on reviewing and developing Jordan’s vocational education system, and benefiting from successful international expertise in the field to reach an integrated and effective educational system.

Mahafzah said he was keen to develop the tawjihi exam in a way that would uphold its objects, and achieve justice.

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