Amman 24 September 2018

Zarqa, Jordan

EDU-SYRIA management visited Zarqa University on September 20th . The team headed by the German Jordanian University (GJU) President and EDU-SYRIA Program Director Professor Dr. Manar Fayyad, and the programme manager Dr. Dhiah Abou-Tair were received   by the Head of the Board of Directors of Zarqa Company for Education and Investment, Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Shaera and the President of Zarqa University Professor, Dr. Bassam Al-Helou.

“The visit comes is in line with the regular meetings held with Partner institutes to follow-up on educational programs funded by the EU and students’ academic status,” said Dr. Manar Fayyad.

Dr. Fayyad added that Zarqa University has been EDU-SYRIA’s partner since 2015.  This partnership plays a great role in supporting Syrian refugees to get access to higher education through a set of scholarships. Dr. Fayyad thanked Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Shaera and Zarqa University for their ongoing support for EDU-SYRIA students.

During the visit, Dr. Bassam Al-Helou briefed the delegation on Zarqa University’s achievements by stressing the importance of the collaboration between EDU-SYRIA and Zarqa University. He then added that this cooperation is clearly seen by the number of students enrolled through EDU-Syria, 649 students so far.

Furthermore, Dr. Helou highlighted EDU-SYRIA’s academic corner in campus where EDU-SYRIA students get the chance to meet, study, discuss and exchange their knowledge and experiences.

Additionally, EDU-SYRIA’s management team briefed the participants about the joint programs, the students’ academic progress and the programme’s future plans. Moreover, the following EDU-Syria team members also attended the meeting: Dr. Ala Khalifeh, Program Coordinator for Zarqa University, Ms. Sana Farraj, the Director of the Finance Department at GJU, Mr. Ahmad Alfalayleh, Assistant Director of the Finance Department, Mr. Ahmed Al-Qawasmeh, the Program Financial officer, and Mr. Fayed Siyaj,  Project Manager Assistant..


About EDU-SYRIA Project:

EDU-SYRIA is a framework that helps Syrian refugees in Jordan and vulnerable Jordanians from refugee host communities to get access to higher education through a set of scholarship programs. EDU-SYRIA supports the "No Lost Generation" strategy, which aims to provide those affected by the conflict with a better, stable and secure future.

The project consists of two phases: EDU-SYRIA I and EDU-SYRIA II. It gives the students the opportunity to pursue an academic or professional educational degree. Both projects are managed by the German Jordanian University ‘GJU’ under the name of GJU President Prof. Manar Fayyad, Project Director, and Dr. Dhiah el Diehn Abou-Tair, Project Manager.

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