Under the Patronage of the Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Azmi Mahafza, the Ministry of Education in cooperation with Orange Jordan honored the teachers who participated in the implementation of the “Menhaji Al Tafaouli” e-learning program, in the attendance of Secretary General for Educational Affairs, Mohammad Al-Okour, Deputy CEO/Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Orange Jordan, Raslan Deiranieh, UNICEF Deputy Representative, Ettie Higgins and CEO of e-Learment, Ashraf Nairoukh, as well as representatives from international organizations and the media. During the ceremony, the results which demonstrate “Mahnaji Al Tafaouli”’s impact on improving the learning of students inside the classroom were presented.
The Ministry of Education and Orange Jordan launched the project in 2015 with the aim of providing free educational content to students attending public schools, in order to activate the official curriculum books, in cooperation with Orange Group, the UNICEF and e-Learment; for digital training and development. In 2018, the total number of schools covered by the project reached 37 schools across the Kingdom for grades one through seven for the subjects of science and mathematics.
“Menhaji Al Tafaouli” program aims to develop the quality of learning in the Kingdom, where Orange Jordan launched this initiative as part of its commitment to support and develop e-learning programs and initiatives, through strategic agreements signed with its partners, and in cooperation with e-Learment, and under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, represented by Queen Rania Center for Education and Information Technology, to produce and develop e-learning education within the scope of the Ministry of Education’s curriculum, and in the form of easy-to-browse e-books, interactive audio-visual learning material, in addition to providing teachers and students with the necessary technical support and comprehensive training.
Secretary General for Educational Affairs, Mohammad Al-Okour, raised the program and considered it a very important project for the ministry, as it represents a model for spreading technology within the educational process and in accordance with the latest teaching methods in the world, pointing out that this program offers the ministry an opportunity to study and evaluate this model in order to develop it to meet the needs of teachers and students equally. He also stressed the ministry’s commitment to expand this program to include additional schools, thanking the partners for contributing to the success of the program.
Commenting on the occasion, Deputy CEO/Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Orange Jordan, Raslan Deiranieh said: “We are delighted with this fruitful cooperation with our partners and proud of what we are doing to contribute to the advancement of the digital transformation in the education sector, in order to improve its quality and outcomes in the Kingdom. Our company’s top priority is to employ technology for education”.
He added: “We have succeeded in the past three years in implementing “Menhaji Al Tafaouli” initiative in 37 public schools, and the number of schools benefiting from the initiative will reach 40 by the end of this year.”
Deputy Representative of UNICEF, Ettie Higgins said: “Through this project, we aim to deliver the idea of e-learning to reach as many children as possible, in the aim of developing the educational and teaching environment across the Kingdom, which will offer children better opportunities for the future”.
On his behalf, CEO of e-Learment Ashraf Nairoukh said: “With the beginning of the fourth year of implementing the project, we developed it in a way to assist teachers in organizing their lesson plans, and with the introduction of technology to the lessons, there was a challenge in controlling the actual lesson in terms of technological education resources and routine lesson procedures. As a result, we have developed a system that places intelligent study plans, combining teachers’ procedures with technological sources and any other external ones. As the students were our top priority, we have been able to take into account the individual differences between them, where through this plan, the teacher can develop different procedures and apply them in different ways that match students’ needs and differences in their learning abilities.
It is worth noting that this initiative affirms all partners’ commitment from the public and private sector in Jordan, to improve the education sector in Jordan, and is part of the social responsibility to improve learning outcomes in public schools and integrate technology into the classroom.