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  • 04 - Feb
  • 2024

Professor Dr. Menwer Attarakih, Dean of the School of Engineering, participated in the National Forum entitled “The Education System in Jordan: Reality and Aspirations,” to hold training courses in strategic partnership with the University of Jordan.

University of Jordan News ..Zakaria Al-Ghoul - The activities of the National Forum for General Education, Higher Education, and Vocational Training were launched today, Saturday, entitled “The Education System in Jordan: Reality and Aspirations," which is organized by the Yasmine Foundation to hold training courses in strategic partnership with the University of Jordan.

Former Prime Minister Dr. Adnan Badran said that the educational system must move towards blended learning, which combines e-learning with face-to-face learning, and restructuring education to move from narrative to building creative thought and intelligence, adding that this requires training teachers, through the use of programmed media, and the huge amount Of data, and a qualified educational platform, for synchronous and asynchronous education, which contributes to distance learning and lifelong learning.

Badran's speech came during his sponsorship of the third educational forum on curricula, general education, higher education, and vocational skills, in which he presented a lecture entitled “The Education System in Jordan: Reality and Aspirations."

Badran said, “There must be a radical change in our educational system to ensure a more dynamic mentality that develops questioning, investigation, and deductive analysis," adding, “The learning that we want is learning that keeps pace with global cognitive development within educational patterns that go beyond the old traditional indoctrination and rumination, so that it changes." The role of the teacher is from a prompter to a facilitator to motivate learners, participate with them in building knowledge from information and data banks, to close the gap between those who know and those who do not know."

 Badran warned that the state of incapacity, educational, political, economic and social improvisation, nepotism, nepotism, corruption and mismanagement would lead to disaster. He added, “In fact, signs of disaster, especially economic ones, have already begun to appear in a number of Arab countries."

Badran said, “True human capital lies in developing the thinking skill to achieve a society of knowledge and scientific research, how to transform its outputs into technology, and the ability to develop creative thought in creativity and innovation, to enhance production and self-reliance, and how to transform from a rentier society to a productive society," adding. “We need to move from a culture of crisis management to a culture of change and risk management, and this requires changing mentalities entrenched in the culture of the past, and renewing them to keep pace with modernity and contemporaneity."

Badran said, "There must be a radical change in our educational system to ensure a more dynamic mentality that develops questioning, investigation, and deductive analysis: Learning. How do I learn? Learning How do I think, plan, experiment, and conclude? How do I develop my skills? How do I create and innovate? To achieve UNESCO's four main pillars of education in the first century." Twenty, as put by the Jacques Delors Commission: I learn to be, I learn to know, I learn to work, and I learn to live with others.

Badran considered that the educational system must have a modern vision to renew itself, and produce generations with contemporary skills and competencies, which are renewed through lifelong learning, to meet the needs of society in a rapidly changing world, to build a creative generation that can confront the challenges of the future, saying, “We need less teaching and more learning, to build thinking skills, and move to the orbits of discovery, questioning and contemplation."


In addition, the President of the University of Jordan, Dr. Nathir Obeidat, said that a person's life and mind are much larger than a book, and that he needs curricula that are larger and more important than this or that book, as IQ is no longer the standard for explaining the difference between the best and worst student in the class, and perhaps the student has become... School and university need to learn from a motivational and psychological perspective.

Obeidat added that we must teach our students the amazing and terrible power of apology, or positivity and optimism, and perhaps we need a teacher who stimulates the students' imagination and brings them another meaning of life and beauty.

Obeidat stressed the necessity of raising a generation of inspiring teachers and paying attention to the humanities, questioning the wisdom of making a change in the curricula that creates a path for studying medical and life sciences, for example, without paying attention to the Arabic language and mathematics, considering it an illogical change.

Obeidat pointed out that inequality in our schools, and sometimes in our universities, is another disease for which a cure must be found. A disease that will lead to a serious disparity in the structure of thinking between one student and another, adding that poverty and marginalization are another problem facing education.

Obeidat believes that what applies to education in schools is the same as what applies to education in universities, as reforming the education system must lead to better compatibility with industry and modern society, indicating also that it is necessary to think about the future, which may not be Far from us today.

Obeidat called for the need for the family to bear a lot of responsibility, to value science and knowledge, and to instill in their children the values of goodness, love, and beauty, and for society to play its role in educating its children and instilling in them the values of love, knowledge, and morals.

Obeidat recommended teaching our students and children that the homeland is a great treasure, and that the homeland's beauty, pride, strength, and protection are more precious and beautiful than anything else.

Obeidat called for the necessity of drawing inspiration from what we are witnessing today on the land of Gaza and the steadfastness of its people, and absolute faith in human resilience and strength, and the beauty of pride.


For his part, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the National Center for Curriculum Development, Dr. Mohieddin Touq, said that the Center is continuing the process of developing curricula for all school levels.

He added that the center cooperated with the Ministry of Education to strengthen and develop education directorates, explaining that teacher training does not fall within the jurisdiction of the National Center for Curriculum Development, and that this task is entrusted to the Ministry of Education.

He stated that the 2026 high school exam will be conducted through a question bank, and that the exam will pass several stages of measurement and evaluation before being approved.

In turn, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, said that there is a big difference in the quality of education and the diversity of programs