Jordan to build first ever 'Awqaf school' at a cost of 2 million JD


Published: 2017-11-29 16:53

Last Updated: 2017-11-29 17:03

The school will cost 1 million JD to build. (Photographer Hassan Tamimi)
The school will cost 1 million JD to build. (Photographer Hassan Tamimi)
Roya News Source

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Holy Places is building the first “Awqaf school” in Jordan.

Wael Arabiyat, the Minister of Awqaf, said that the Awqaf Council approved the proposal to build the school on Wednesday morning.

The school will cost 1 million JOD to build on 10,000 square meters of land in the Husban area.

The piece of land is owned by the Awqaf Ministry and is valued at 1 million JOD.

Meanwhile, the school will be constructed using money made from the ministry’s Awqaf programs.

The ministry’s media office told Roya News English that the school will be categorized as a “state school,” while it is not clear whether students will be required to pay fees or not.

Some of the ministry’s objectives are to “maintain, preserve and manage the affairs of Islamic Holy places and maintain Islamic relics, supervise and manage schools teaching the Holy Koran and establish others and spread Islamic culture and preserve Islamic heritage.”

The ministry makes 1 billion JOD a year in Awqaf-generated money.