Ministry to build more schools to accommodate new students

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AMMAN — Secretary-General for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education Nawaf Al-Ajarmeh said that the ministry plans to increase the number of schools that are built every year, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

He said the move was in view of the growing number of students enrolling in public schools, of the natural population growth, and of the waves of refugees who came to Jordan seeking shelter.

Ajarmeh added that the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was only made clear this year, since education was remote during the past two years, and the number of students who had moved from private to public schools could only be properly assessed at the beginning of the current scholastic year, when schools, went back to in-person education.

According to Ajarmeh, no schools were built during the past two years because of the pandemic and the ensuing economic challenges.

He said that the ministry was able to accommodate all 240,000 students who moved from private schools by instating the double-shift system, renting new schools, and making use of all public school facilities.

Ajarmeh added that transfer from private to public schools is still possible, even though the school year started.

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