State of confusion among Jordanians after conflicting statements by MoE on start of second semester

Jordan

Published: 2022-01-16 16:30

Last Updated: 2022-05-22 10:44


State of confusion among Jordanians after conflicting statements by MoE on start of second semester
State of confusion among Jordanians after conflicting statements by MoE on start of second semester

Jordanians expressed their confusion after the conflicting statements made by the Ministry of Education regarding the postponement of the second semester.

Initially, the ministry issued a statement announcing that it was decided to postpone the start of the second semester of the 2021/22 school year for school students for grades between kindergarten and the eleventh grade to Feb. 20 in public and private schools across Jordan, except for schools with international programs.

Around 20 minutes later, the ministry said it is not a decision but rather a recommendation that it will present to the Higher Framework Committee during its next meeting to take the appropriate decision, which confused Jordanians on social media platforms, and raised a wave of astonishment about the timing of the decision and reasons, despite their previous assurances that the date of the second the semester will be on Feb. 1 2022.

Additionally, the Director of Tests and Examination Department at the Ministry of Education, Mohammed Kinana, said in an interview with Roya at 3:30pm that the decision to postpone the start of the second semester includes all schools in Jordan (public and private), except for schools with international programs.

For his part, the ministry's spokesperson, Ahmed Masa'fa, confirmed to Roya that the postponement of the start of the second semester is only a recommendation from the Central Planning Committee, and the decision has not been officially taken yet.