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Aug 30, 2023

In Jordan, 70,525 Students Pass Tawjihi, At 63.4% Of Test-Takers

The overall pass rate of the 2023 General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) was 63.4 per cent, the Ministry of Education announced.

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Jun 23, 2023

Jordan Education Ministry to add 6 vocational training specializations this academic year

Minister of Education and Minister of Scientific Research and Higher Education Azmi Mahafza said that the ministry will add six vocational training specialisations this academic year, and will add 10 more specialisations by the year 2024, as reported by Al Mamlaka TV.

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May 3, 2023

Jordan 'Tawjihi' to become two-year program starting 2024-2025

'Tawjihi,' which is the national general secondary education certificate examination, will become a two-year program starting the academic year (2024/2025), as announced by the Ministry of Education.

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Apr 28, 2023

Jordan Education Ministry sets date for 2023 Tawjihi exam

The Ministry of Education announced that it has set the date for General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) for the year 2023.

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Apr 21, 2023

In Jordan, Tawjihi complementary session sees 66.9% pass rate

The ministry noted that a total of 100,198 students registered for the exams, 85,897 of whom took the exam to complete requirements and 14,301 to increase their average.

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Nov 30, 2022

Jordan Ministry announces schedule for Tawjihi supplementary exams

The Ministry of Education has announced the schedule for this year’s Tawjihi (general secondary school certificate examination) supplementary exams, which will begin in December.

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Nov 23, 2022

Jordan universities to manage admissions after merger of ministries

Starting next year, university admission policies will change in an attempt “to save education in Jordan”, according to Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Oweis.

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Nov 11, 2022

Tawjihi pass rate stands at 63.1% in Jordan

The number of students who sat for exams was 204,189 students, while the number of those who passed are 116,773, according to Owais. "Ten percent of students failed to attend the exam, which is in line with the annual rate,” he said.

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Oct 25, 2022

In Jordan, no new changes to Tawjihi system

There is no change to the system of the General Secondary Educational Certificate Examination, commonly known as Tawjihi, in the upcoming scholastic year starting in the fall.

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Mar 22, 2022

Over 2.1 million students to return to schools in Jordan

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs Najwa Qubeilat the Ministry is keen to resume in-person education in schools, and at the same time preserve the health of students and teachers by following the health protocol in coordination with the Health Ministry and the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM).

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Feb 15, 2022

No change on sessions of Tawjihi supplementary exams

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education for Educational and Technical Affairs, Nawaf Al-Ajarmeh, confirmed that there is no change in the date of the Tawjihi supplementary exams.

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Jan 31, 2022

Tawjihi students sit for exams in Jordan

Approximately 207,000 students had signed up to take part in the Tawjihi exams for the summer session of 2021, according to the Ministry of Education. Education Ministry announces Tawjihi results last August.

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Oct 8, 2021

Two agreements signed to support Education Ministry's Institutional Strengthening Programme

Two agreements were signed on Monday with UNESCO and the Swiss and Canadian governments to support the Education Ministry's Institutional Strengthening Programme through the UN’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund. The minister also highlighted the funding contributions of the Swiss and Canadian governments to help provide quality education for all Jordanians through constructive coordination with the Ministry of Education, emphasising the ministry's commitment to this partnership.

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Sep 9, 2021

Tawjihi exams ‘difficult and require more time’

Head of the Parliamentary Education Committee said that the Tawjihi exam questions are suitable for students who received in-person education and not for those who studied distance learning. Exam questions were difficult and students required more time as math exam has been increased to five hours.

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Sep 9, 2021

Private schools in Jordan getting ready to welcome students back to class

The Education Ministry recently announced that education in private schools and kindergartens for the 2021/2022 academic year will be 100 per cent in class all the while adhering to health protocols.

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Sep 8, 2021

Cancelling Tawjihi ‘out of the question’ - Jordan Education minister

Education Minister Mohammad Abu Qudais on Sunday announced that the development of Tawjihi (the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination) will begin after the completion of the current exams.

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Apr 6, 2021

Education minister assessing curricula for persons with disabilities, ensuring rights

Minister of Education Tayseer Al-Nuaimi announced the ministry is conducting studies to create a special curricula for persons with disabilities through a ten year strategy in close partnership with the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Mar 30, 2021

Middle East loses year of education

Rich, poor; young, old(er); Arab, Jew: Students of all stripes across the Middle East have experienced a school year like no other. For almost a year, their learning has been disrupted by the novel coronavirus with on-again, off-again in-person classes and lessons on Zoom.

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Mar 29, 2021

Jordan schools continue distance learning, no in-person return date set

Jordan schools will adopt a hybrid learning model of distance learning in early 2021. This comes after the Education Minister expresses his pride in Jordan's distance education. No plans for the second semester of 2020-2021 year has been made yet.

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The land known as Jordan has a rich history beginning around 2000 B.C. The original inhabitants were Semitic Amorites who settled on the Jordan River in an area called Canaan. Subsequent settlers and invaders included Egyptians, Hittites, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arab Muslims, Christian Crusaders, Ottoman Turks and finally the British. In 1946 Jordan gained independence from British rule and was renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1950.

The population of Jordan is estimated at 5,611,202. Most of the country's inhabitants live in the capital city of Amman, located in the northeastern portion of the country close to its border with Israel. The vast majority of the citizens are of Arab descent (98%), and over 92% of those are members of the Sunni Muslim religion.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with a representative government. The reigning monarch is the head of state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. King Hussein ruled Jordan from 1953 to 1999. Upon his death in 1999, King Abdullah II succeeded his father as the reigning monarch.

A small country with inadequate natural resources, Jordan has concentrated on industrialization since the 1960's. Some rapidly growing industries include hydro-electric power, cement production, textiles and pharmaceutical goods. The government also has liberalized the trade regime sufficiently to secure Jordan's membership in the World Trade Organization (2000), a free trade accord with the United States (2000), and an association agreement with the European Union (2001).


Primary and Secondary Education

Currently almost one-third of all Jordanians are enrolled in educationaL facilities. Education is free for all primary and secondary school students, and compulsory for all Jordanian children through the age of fifteen. The Ministry of Education oversees most of the elementary and secondary schools in Jordan. The government has a policy that provides every village and community with 10 or more school aged children with a school. As a result, it is estimated that Jordan has achieved over 95 percent enrollment for its school age children and that the disparity in primary school attendance rates between urban and rural areas is minimal.

Post-Secondary Education

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research is the governing body responsible for accrediting and evaluating institutions of higher education and their programs. More and more Jordanians are opting to pursue higher education in both universities and community colleges. In 2001 it was estimated that Jordan had a literacy rate, (citizens over the age of 15 with the ability to read) of over 91%.



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