Jordan's private school students to return to classrooms Sunday

Jordan

Published: 2024-02-03 13:19

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 13:59


Jordan's private school students to return to classrooms Sunday
Jordan's private school students to return to classrooms Sunday

Jordan's private school students are gearing up to return to their classrooms tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 3rd. 

One-third of Jordan's students will head to private schools to kick off the second semester of the current academic year.

The total number of students amounts to 2,244,751, with 1,634,673 in government schools, 466,224 in the private sector, and 123,440 students in UNRWA schools.

The number of students in the private sector in Amman and Zarqa exceeds that in the government sector, according to educational expert Mohammed Abu Amara.

The second semester in government schools started on Jan. 21st, while the second semester in private schools began last Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. However, a significant percentage of students will commence their actual attendance tomorrow, Sunday.

The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Ahmad Al-Masa'afah, previously explained that the difference in the start dates between government and private schools is due to extending the number of school days for students in government schools (two weeks in each semester).

This extension allows the ministry to implement the National Therapeutic Interventions Program to compensate students for any educational gaps, as the program runs throughout the academic year.