Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the second round of the ‘Basma’ (fingerprint) program will be launched on the 21st of this month. The national program, implemented by the Ministry of Education with the support of the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) will be taking place this summer, for the second time.
Over 50,000 students from grades 9 and 10 will be participating in the program which will be implemented in 140 centers and will last until August 19th, according to His Excellency Dr. Azmi Mahafzah, Minister of Education.
According to HE Dr. Mahafzah, the increase in the number of participating students and extension of the program’s duration, relative to last year, came as a result of a study conducted by the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). The study examined the Basma program and incorporated feedback from previous participants.
HE Dr. Mahafazah also indicated that after many sessions with the involved entities and extensive preparation, it is evident that the program is now ready for implementation. He went on to emphasize his appreciate for the teachers, school administrations, and overseeing panel members that supported the program in achieving its goals.
The General Secretary of the Ministry of Youth, Thabet Al Nabulsi highlighted the importance of investing our youth and fostering growth and development among this sector, at a national-level. Nabulsi also explained that the Ministry of Youth intends to collaborate with the Ministry of Education to increase efforts in this area. Nabulsi also referred to the programs that are being implemented by the Ministry of Youth through Al Hussein Camps which target various age groups from Jordanian youth.
The General Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mohammed Akour who was also in attendance presented the program’s implementation methods and the Ministry’s preparations. Akour also mentioned the goals of the initiative in terms of improving the students’ skills and emphasizing positive values, referring to the Ministry’s plan to expand a variety of its programs for the upcoming academic year.