Meeting addresses Kuwait's suspension of medical scholarships in Jordan

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AMMAN — A committee meeting held on Wednesday addressed the recent decision by Kuwait to suspend scholarships for medical specialties in Jordan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The meeting, chaired by MP Talib Sarayrah, chairman of the Lower House Education and Youth Committee, and attended by Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Azmi Mahafazah, focused on this issue as well as the increase in tuition fees at private schools.

Sarayrah announced that the committee plans to convene a meeting next week with university presidents and deans of medical faculties.

The purpose of this meeting is to thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding Kuwait's decision, highlighting the deep and strong relations between Jordan and Kuwait.

Minister Mahafazah clarified that the decision by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education and Higher Education to suspend scholarships only applies to scholarships awarded to Jordan. He emphasized that this decision does not question the accreditation of certificates granted by Jordanian universities.

Praise for Jordan's education system and universities
During the meeting, Sarayrah praised the quality and efficiency of Jordan's education system, particularly in the field of medical specializations. He also emphasized the exceptional regional and global presence of Jordanian universities.

Minister Mahafazah commended the efficiency of Jordanian universities, referring to international rankings. He revealed that new world rankings for Jordanian universities will be released at the end of the week, reflecting a significant improvement in their performance.

Regulating tuition fee increases
Addressing the increase in tuition fees by private schools, Minister Mahafazah assured that instructions are in place to regulate this process in accordance with the inflation rate.

He stated that school tuitions should not exceed a 5 percent increase. Out of the 210 schools that requested fee hikes, only 27 received approval from the ministry.

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