Monthly Archives: August 2017

AMIDEAST

AMIDEAST: Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians

AMIDEAST Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians AMIDEAST’s mission is to expand opportunity through education and training. Founded in 1951, the American non-profit organization achieves that goal through a network of more than 20 offices in 11 countries in the Middle…

The battle for young minds

The Battle for Young Minds

An ideological battle is being fought in Jordan’s classrooms between reformers wanting to foster greater critical thinking and tolerance, and cultural conservatives alarmed by what they see as the creeping secularization of education. There has been much debate in recent…

Minister of Education Omar Razzaz on Tawjihi Reforms

Reforming Tawjihi

Ever since assuming post as the Minister of Education, Omar Razzaz has been busy engineering plans to upgrade the Kingdom’s education system, starting with the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi). Razzaz, who has been a vocal advocate of the…

Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi

Helping Higher Education

From spiraling student numbers to funding shortfalls, Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi, is under no illusions about the size of the challenges facing our university system. With graduate unemployment at worryingly high levels, many wonder where the disconnect lays…

A New Way to Teach

A New Way to Teach

If we truly want to prepare our children for the future, we need to start teaching them to think creatively and critically. By Helen Al Uzaizi ‘Teaching to the test’ has sadly become a common term; it happens when an…

Al Ahliyya Amman University

Amman University: Preparing Students Properly

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU): preparing students to be competitive in the labor market. A Q&A interview with Prof. Sadeq A. Hamed, President of Al-Ahliyya Amman University about how they manage to prepare the students properly. There has been talk about…

Merza Hussain Hasan, Regional Head of World Bank

Strong Support

The regional head of the World Bank says his organization stands ready to help Jordan meet its potential. As well as Jordan, Merza Hussain Hasan oversees World Bank projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar,…

Aon

IHG Achieves“2017 Aon Global Best Employer” Accreditation by Aon Hewitt

IHG Achieves“2017 Best Employer” Accreditation by Aon Hewitt Hotel group also received country-level accreditation in 46 countries, including Jordan Amman, Jordan, August 2017:IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group),one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced its “Aon Global Best Employer” accreditation…