Vocational education extended to 3 years, says education minister

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AMMAN — Minister of Education and Higher Education, Azmi Mahafza, announced on Wednesday that vocational education in the country will be extended to a three-year program starting next year, a local media outlet reported.اضافة اعلان

This decision was announced during a discussion on the 2023 general budget law in the Parliament’s finance committee.

Mahafza stated that vocational education will begin in the ninth grade instead of the 10th grade.

Mahafza also addressed concerns about the educational loss for sports and sciences, saying that these subjects will be compensated through specialized worksheets. He added that the development of Islamic education curricula for eighth grade has been completed.

Mahafza also provided data on enrollment rates in primary, middle, and high-school education in Jordan. He stated that the enrollment rate for primary education is 97 percent, while for middle school education it is 99.5 percent, and for high-school education it is 77.5 percent.

He also noted that there are over 1.5 million students in government schools, including 65,000 children in kindergarten.

He added that around 500,000 students are enrolled in private schools. Additionally, there are around 100,000 Syrian students, both inside and outside refugee camps, currently enrolled in the education system.

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