Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
H.E.Dr. Bassam Samir Talhouni
Higher education in
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In 1989, the Private Universities Law was enacted, permitting the establishment of private universities, and the first private university was established in 1990, followed by the establishment of a number of private universities, reaching twelve private institutes of higher education at present.
Interest in the supervision of higher education lead to the Higher Education Law, passed in 1980. In 1982, the Higher Education Board was established, followed by the Ministry of Higher Education in 1985, and the Higher Education Law no. (28) for the year 1985 was enacted, setting the objectives of higher education as well as the authorities and responsibilities of the Higher Education Board and the Ministry of Higher Education and its relations with institutes of higher education.
Thirteen years later, the Higher Education Law no. (6) for the year 1998 was enacted, canceling the Ministry of Higher Education and replacing it with the Higher Education Council, and affiliating community colleges with Al Balqaa Applied University.
On June 19, 2000, the Royal Address of His Majesty King Abdullah II appointing the new cabinet, included the re-establishment of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to undertake the supervision and close control of public and private institutes of higher education and work towards raising their level to become a model of advanced education, so that Jordan’s educational plans and programs are connected to the needs of its community and its aspirations for development and change.
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