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Princess Basma visits UNRWA Education Science College

By Laila Azzeh - Oct 29,2014 - Last updated at Oct 29,2014

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma on Wednesday paid a visit to the UNRWA Education Science College, during which she was briefed on its services to students before, during and after their graduation.

At a meeting with the college dean and faculty members, the princess commended the level of educational services the college provides, especially in creating jobs for graduates.

Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Dorothee Klaus highlighted the agency’s plan for the next six years to develop vocational training at its educational facilities in order to ease young people’s economic hardships.

She commended the Kingdom’s efforts to serve Palestinian refugees.

“We have always received extraordinary support from the Kingdom and the Royal family,” Klaus noted.

A total of 93 per cent of the college’s vocational programme graduates this year have found job opportunities in the local market and abroad, according to the programme director, Arouba Musa.

For his part, Jihad Hamdan, the head of UNRWA’s educational programme, acquainted the princess with the objectives of the initiative, implemented in 174 UNRWA-run schools.

Despite challenges facing the agency, its schools have left an “impressive” mark on Jordan’s educational life, according to Hamdan.

He pointed out that the schools take part in the Queen Alia Social Responsibility Award each year as part of the agency’s efforts to raise environmental awareness.

At the end of the meeting, Princess Basma toured the college’s facilities and watched a play performed by English language students.

She also visited the cosmetology department, which includes a hair salon and massage centres.

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