Jordan higher education ranks 63 of 137 countries


Published: 2018-09-02 15:10

Last Updated: 2018-09-02 16:18

Jordan higher education ranks 63 of 137 countries
Jordan higher education ranks 63 of 137 countries
Roya News Source

Jordanian Ministry of Education denied the allegations made regarding the Kingdom’s participation in a recent test that evaluates the quality of the local educational system. The Ministry affirmed its keenness to improve the educational system and enhance its regional and international competitiveness in the education sector, however, no tests regarding the quality were conducted.

The Ministry’s official spokesperson, Waleed Al-Jallad, assured on Sunday, September 2, 2018, that Jordan frequently participates in internationally acclaimed tests. These tests asses the quality of the educational system in the countries countries, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Al-Jallad stressed that the Ministry has always given priority to developing its educational system and improving the quality and compatibility of its syllabus inorder to match with the global standards.

According to the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum’s most recent “Global Competitiveness” report, and with 137 countries surveyed, Jordan secured the 63th position in the Higher education and training category; something that Al-Jallad considered a proof of the educational system’s good quality and the positive efforts exerted to develop it.

Jordan scores in the "higher education and training" sub-categories:

  • Secondary education enrollment (gross%) : 87
  • Tertiary education enrollment (gross%) : 64 
  • Quality of the education system : 43
  • Quality of math and science education : 62
  • Quality of management schools :58
  • Internet access in schools : 59
  • Local availability of specialized training services : 57
  • Extent of staff training : 57