EDU-SYRIA Celebrates the Achievements of TEPD Graduates

Amman – EDU-SYRIA Scholarship Program, funded by the European Union and managed by the German Jordanian University, celebrated on Thursday 19th of January 2023, the achievements of 76 vulnerable Jordanians who successfully completed the Teacher Education Professional Diploma (TEPD) at Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) on the academic year 2021-2022.

The ceremony was to celebrate the second cohort of the Teacher Certificate Scholarship Program (TCSP) granted by EDU-SYRIA and was attended by the President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Natheer Obeidat, Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan, Ms. Maria Hadjitheodosiou, GJU President, Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, the CEO of Queen Rania Academy, Dr. Osama Obeidat, and EDU-SYRIA Project Manager, Dr. Dhiah Abou Tair.

Dr. Al-Halhouli stated that the university is proud to manage EDU-SYRIA in partnership with several Jordanian educational institutions and international organizations. For his part, Obeidat expressed his sincere thanks to the German Jordanian University, presented by EDU-SYRIA, for supporting the beneficiaries, pointing out that the Queen Rania Teacher Academy is an educational institution with a vision to strengthen education in Jordan and the Arab world, and building high-level programs under the supervision of experts and educators according to the latest international practices.

In turn, Dr. Abou Tair provided a brief about EDU-SYRIA Scholarship Program and stated that the Teacher Education Professional Diploma is a unique opportunity for graduates to acquire the skills, resources, and knowledge necessary to become successful teachers. It also allows them to gain practical experience in the classroom and develop their teaching skills. The Ambassador, Maria Hadjitheodosiou, emphasized the role of EDU-SYRIA Scholarship Program in providing higher education scholarships at Jordanian universities for Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian youths since 2015 by the European Union.

The ceremony agenda varied between welcoming remarks and a discussion panel in which several participants talked about their experience and the TEPD impact on their professional and practical lives.