Jordanian parents spend JD 40 on each child's school supplies

Jordan

Published: 2018-08-26 17:47

Last Updated: 2018-08-26 21:57


School supplies were relatively cheaper this year than the year before. (YouTube)
School supplies were relatively cheaper this year than the year before. (YouTube)
Roya News Source

Jordanian parents spent an average of JD 40 on each one of their children’s school supplies this weekend, according to an estimation by Asad Al Qawasmi, representative of the Clothing and Jewelry Sector at the Chamber of Commerce.

Al Qawasmi told the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that parents flocked to school supply stores on Saturday for last-minute shopping with their kids, however, he noted that spending on stationery, bags and other items was much less than what it usually was in the previous years.

Parents were unable to splurge out on school supplies despite shops selling them at very competitive prices.
Shop owners reduced their prices this year due to the bad economic situation.

Eid Al Adha break happened to fall during the same time as the “back to school” period, which is why Al Qawasmi believes parents spent less money on school supplies, seeing as they had to spend money on other commitments during Eid.