Jordan Education

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Work is under way in Jordan to develop a strong, holistic education system covering all phases of schooling from kindergarten to university. The system is likely to see improvements thanks to several initiatives aimed at refining learning methods and upgrade resources in primary schools. Additionally, Jordanian universities are taking steps to...

The past several years have seen significant changes in Jordan. The state is pushing ahead with structural reforms that should provide a sound base for future development, as the economy shows signs of a brisk recovery from the difficult years it has faced in the wake of the global financial crisis. 

Chapter | Education from The Report: Jordan 2013

The kingdom has both a private and a public education system, with high rate of female student in all levels of education. In 2010/11 roughly 1.5m students attended government schools, while private enrolment that year stood at about 380,000. Efforts are also being made to increase the use of technology in classrooms, with the government now requiring all public schools to provide computer access...

The potential of entrepreneurial activity to reduce graduate unemployment and drive Jordan’s economic growth has received much attention of late. Start-up companies have been struggling to get their ideas off the ground, but this could change with the emergence of new lending facilities in 2012. Meanwhile, increasing effort is being placed on...

How should policymakers in Jordan address the rapidly increasing demand for higher education?

The rapid development of Jordan’s education system is one of the Middle East’s success stories. Basic education is near-universal, following steady growth over the past decade, and much of the country’s youth are now enrolled in a rapidly expanding university system. In 2011 Jordan was ranked fourth in the region on the Education Index of the UNDP...

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