Qatar extends $6.7 million grant for Jordanian, refugee education

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AMMAN –– The Qatar Fund for Development offered has offered the Jordanian education sector some $6.7 million as a grant to boost and improve the educational capabilities of youth, in cooperation with the Qatar Education Above All Foundation (EAA), according to the Jordan News Agency, (Petra).اضافة اعلان

A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed on Tuesday by the Minister of Education Mohammad Abu Qdeis and the Director General of the Qatari fund Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari during a ceremony attended by a number of other officials.

The other officials included the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh, Qatari Ambassador Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al-Thani, and the Director General of the EAA's Al-Fakhoora Program Talal Al-Hathal, according to a Planning Ministry press release.

The program aims to support Jordanian students and enable them to complete their studies in technical and applied disciplines that are needed in the local and regional labor market, and will also help a number of refugee students in the Kingdom, the statement said.

It offers education services to 800 Jordanian and refugee students, as well as bachelor’s and local and technical diplomas for those who are selected according to Education Ministry’s criteria.

The program will be carried out through Luminus Technical University College.

Minister Shraideh commended the relations between Jordan and the Qatar, expressing Jordan's desire to further bolster ties at the various levels.

He added that he valued Qatar's aid to Jordan's development efforts, including a recent grant of 10 million Qatari riyals ($2.75 million) by Qatar Charity for the Ministry of Health to buy coronavirus vaccines.

The Qatar Fund for Development also contributed $4.2 million to the health sector to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenge of Syrian refugees.

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