Pupils at a school in As-Salt

Priority area Education and vocational training/job creation Education for all

In 2015, Germany and Jordan agreed to add a second priority area to their development cooperation: education/training and job creation.

The aims are, firstly, to improve the quality of primary and secondary education and to ensure that all children and young people have equal access to state schools. Secondly, employment opportunities and opportunities to participate in economic life are to be improved.

The Jordanian government is being helped to focus its labour market policies more on supporting job-seekers and creating new jobs. Measures include increasing careers advice services and providing state assistance for business start-ups. Strategies are also being developed to better integrate women into the labour market.

As in other areas, one of the focuses in the education sector is support for refugees and host communities. With German assistance, for example, the school infrastructure has been improved for some 270,000 Jordanian and Syrian pupils. Funding has been provided to cover the salaries of 7,000 additional teachers.

School for girls in Irbid

School for girls in Irbid

School for girls in Irbid