Qatar Fund inks MoU with Jordan to boost education sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Jordan’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help the education sector develop and strengthen by rehabilitating and enhancing young people’s educational capabilities.

According to the reports, the MoU has been signed in collaboration with the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, which will implement and manage all projects.

The program intends to support Jordanian students and help them pursue their education in technical and applied specializations. The program will also provide support for several refugee students in the country.

The program will be implemented by Luminus Technical University College, and it will include the awarding of certifications such as bachelor’s degrees, local diplomas, and technical diplomas, as per the reports.

Khalifa Jassim al-Kuwari
Khalifa Jassim al-Kuwari
Director General – QFFD

“This agreement comes in the context of co-operation between the two brotherly countries, which contributes to the rehabilitation and improvement of the educational capabilities of young people through the support and financing of the Scholarships Program for Youth of the Qatar Scholarships Program. The scholarships cover the costs of tuition fees. Qatar Fund for Development is proud to support the higher education sector in sisterly Jordan, as this agreement is an extension of the efforts made by Jordan during the previous decades to develop the education sector, which made it one of the leading countries in generalizing primary school enrolment and gender equality in Jordanian schools. We also affirm, once again, the State of Qatar’s keenness to support education to secure decent life and empower youth.”

“This program will have the greatest impact on supporting Jordanian students and enabling them to complete their studies in technical and applied disciplines required in the local and regional labor market. The program will also provide support to a large number of refugee students residing in the kingdom and ensure a safer future for them, as they will also be able to complete their studies,” noted Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khair Abu Qudais, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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