German-Jordanian cooperation in basic education.
... AMMAN Amman (ämän`), city (1997 est. pop. 1,415,000), capital of Jordan, N central Jordan, on the Jabbok (Wadi Zerka) River. Jordan's largest city and industrial and commercial heart, it is also a transportation hub, especially for pilgrims en route (Star)--On behalf of the German Government the German Development Bank (KfW) has contributed with three programs summing up to e1/430 million to the construction of schools under ERfKE I. Education is a key element to any country's development. Therefore, Germany Germany (jûr`mənē), Ger. Deutschland, officially Federal Republic of Germany, republic (2005 est. pop. 82,431,000), 137,699 sq mi (356,733 sq km). supports Jordan's Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy (ERfKE) by contributing to the replacement, rehabilitation rehabilitation: see physical therapy. and extension of the physical infrastructure for basic education. As stated by Senior Program Officer at KfW German Development Bank in Jordan Jordan, country, Asia
Jordan, officially Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 5,760,000), 35,637 sq mi (92,300 sq km), SW Asia. It borders on Israel and the West Bank in the west, on Syria in the north, on Iraq in the northeast, and on Saudi , Mrs Sawsan Aruri, the three ongoing programs aim at constructing 34 elementary schools elementary school: see school. with around 620 classrooms. Around one third of the schools constructed with KfW-funding will be located in poor areas of the country. It is expected that the new schools will make a significant improvement in the quality of educational services offered to students. They are being built in line with international design standards Design standards
Specifications of materials, physical measurements, processes, performance of products, and characteristics of services rendered. Design standards may be established by individual manufacturers, trade associations, and national or including modern ancillary Subordinate; aiding. A legal proceeding that is not the primary dispute but which aids the judgment rendered in or the outcome of the main action. A descriptive term that denotes a legal claim, the existence of which is dependent upon or reasonably linked to a main claim. facilities such as laboratories, workshops, multi-purpose hall. Further to the buildings, the schools will be equipped with furniture and other necessary learning tools such as computers and laboratory equipment. The main goal of the programs is to provide a modern school infrastructure to around 21,000 Jordanian students by gradually replacing schools, which are unsuitable for educational purposes, such as rented classrooms or overcrowded o·ver·crowd
v. o·ver·crowd·ed, o·ver·crowd·ing, o·ver·crowds
To cause to be excessively crowded: a system of consolidation that only overcrowded the classrooms. schools operated in double shift. Presently, in Jordan still around 16 percent of classes operate in double shift and around 12 percent of classes take place in rented classrooms.The first schools have been established and are ready to be filled with school-life. On December 6, a group of journalists visited some of these schools in Amman, which were built under the first phase of the KfW School Construction Program. The field trip was organised by the German Embassy, together with KfW, and its Jordanian partners in the Ministry of Education.KfW-German Development Bank is the main implementing agency for German Financial Cooperation projects worldwide. KfW started its cooperation with Jordan in the 1960s; e1/4941 million have been committed as grants and soft loans to Jordan since then. Besides the education sector, KfW is now concentrating its efforts on the water sector. A*German-Jordanian cooperation in basic education
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