New academic year: half a million private school students enrolled

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Sunday morning saw heavy traffic in Amman, Jordan's capital, as private schools began their new term. (Photo: Twitter/ X)
AMMAN — On Sunday, the new academic year 2023/2024 began for private school students and tenth-grade government school students in the vocational track "Baytik." Private schools have around half a million students across the Kingdom. Approximately 25,000 students shifted from private to government schools, and 11,000 moved from government to private schools.اضافة اعلان

Government school students started two weeks ago, focusing on an educational recovery program to address COVID-19's impact, emphasizing writing, math, and reading skills, Ammon News reported. This program will continue throughout the year.

Mazen Al-Maaytah, president of the General Unions in private educational institutions, noted that the private education sector employs around 50,000 people, with their rights protected by the union and Jordanian labor laws.

Regarding fee increases, 210 private schools have applied, but the number of approvals hasn't been disclosed yet.

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