The Ministry of Interior and the University of Jordan (UJ) signed, on Monday, an annex to a memorandum of understanding that was inked last year between the two parties and the United Nations Development Program, to launch a master's program in local administration and development.
The program is funded by the European Union as part of decentralization and local development support program.
The annex to the memorandum was signed by the Minister of Interior, Salama Hammad, and the President of the University of Jordan Abdel-Karim Qudah.
It stipulates that the University of Jordan admits 64 employees from the Ministries of Interior and Local Administration, in addition to other concerned ministries, municipalities and civil society institutions, into the master's program in development and local administration, at the university's Business Faculty.
The program aims at providing students with the necessary expertise and skills to support local economic development, improve services and enhance the rule of law.
After signing the annex, Hammad said that the memorandum aims at enhancing the efficiency of the Ministry's employees and administrative units in the field of local administration through advanced scientific programs, especially in light of the implementation of decentralization, stressing that the people are Jordan's asset and the need to continue enhancing their capabilities.
Qudah expressed the importance of ongoing cooperation between official institutions in Jordan.
Petra: Sep. 15,2020