Proposal for mandatory voluntary community service for university undergraduates


Published: 2018-03-26 18:02

Last Updated: 2018-03-27 10:44

The proposal aims to widen the students' perspectives. (Roya)
The proposal aims to widen the students' perspectives. (Roya)
Roya News Source

The Higher Education Council in Jordan has proposed to the Parliament that undergraduate students complete a voluntary work placement as a requirement in order for them to graduate, Petra news agency reported.

The Council’s proposal came about during a parliamentary session held on Monday, in which they suggested that their proposal comes into effect for students graduating in 2018/19.

This step aims to widen students’ perspective on their personal and professional lives, as well as develop their character to help them engage in the local community after graduation, according to the Council.

Additionally, the proposal urged Jordanian universities to help them with launching training and educational campaigns before their graduation ceremonies.

Those campaigns will include giving students and their families courses about how not to behave during a graduation ceremony, including celebratory gunfire and irregular convoys in the streets, which cause obstruction in roads and for other people.