7 thousand Syrian students enrolled in Jordanian universities, says AAU director

Amman, The Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities (AAU), Dr. Amr Salama, estimated the number of Syrian students enrolled in Jordan’s higher education institutions at about 7,000 students in different degree for the academic year 2018-2019.

In a press statement released on Sunday, Salama said the AAU has implemented a special project to support the education of Syrian refugee students in Lebanon, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Jordan, funded by the European Commission in cooperation with Turkey, Germany and the UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union.

The project, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Erasmus Plus National Office, aims to assist the universities of the partner countries to receive Syrian students and to obtain seats in different academic disciplines through the establishment of specialized units to support and employ Syrian students, he pointed out.

These units seek to provide services to support Syrian refugee students in resuming their academic and vocational careers, he elaborated.

Source: Jordan News Agency