Remote learning to replace classrooms starting Thursday

School students across the Kingdom will begin remote schooling for two weeks starting Thursday, September 17, Minister of Education Tayseer Nuaimi told journalists at the Prim Ministry Monday.   The government’s decision to suspend traditional classes will exclude Tawjihi students, the last stage of school education, Nuaimi said, adding that classrooms’ capacity should be capped at 20 students.   Also

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No students referred to investigation on normalization opinions: JU

Amman, The University of Jordan (JU) Saturday denied as “baseless” news reports on referring students at the university to investigation for expressing their opinions on normalizing ties with Israel. “Reports circulating on social media from student groups are untrue,” the JU said in a statement. “The students were referred to investigation committees on charges of insulting and defamation the university,

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Unemployment rate soars to 23pct in Q2

Unemployment among Jordanians rose by 3.8 percent in the second quarter of the current year to reach 23 percent, according to official figures.   The unemployment rate among males and females during the April-July period stood at 21.5 and 28.6 percent respectively, the Department of Statistics revealed on Tuesday.   The data also showed that 26.6 of university degree holders

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Two schools shut down for 14 days in Balqa governorate

The Ministry of Education, on Friday, decided to close two schools in Southern Shuna, and Baqa’a district, Balqa governorate, after two COVID-19 cases were reported in these educational institutions.   Students will switch to online learning for home for the coming two weeks, using the ministry’s official distant learning online platform, Darsak, and official TV channels, the ministry said.  

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