Queen Rania Discusses Education Challenges with Minister of Education

September 07, 2014

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met today with HE. Dr. Mohamamd Thneibat, Minister of Education, along with other staff members of the Ministry, and listened to a brief on a number of issues pertaining to education in Jordan.

Amongst these issues were the 2014 Tawjihi results, teacher training strategies, and the most recent pre-qualification tests taken by new teachers before starting their professions in teaching. The meeting also discussed other issues including the integration of technology into classrooms, education level indicators in the kingdom, and how to develop school curricula.

During the meeting, Queen Rania said that education is at the top of His Majesty King Abdullah’s priorities, adding that His Majesty has ordered the government to set out an educational reform plan that includes all stakeholders. The Queen noted that this plan will be announced during a national forum which will be held by the end of this year.

Her Majesty emphasized that education in Jordan is going through a crucial phase where a number of challenges, on all levels, lie ahead. These challenges include limited resources that prevent us from meeting the needs of the growing numbers of students and old teaching methods which leave us lagging behind, unable to keep up with today’s fast paced technologies and competitive market.