The University of Jordan (UJ) held on Monday the first part of the Kick-off meeting for “ICT4EDU” project, an EU funded project that aims at enhancing the quality of the education in pre-schools in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt.
ICT4EDU (Enhancing ICT Competencies of Early Childhood Educators at HEIs in MENA Countries) project will enhance the quality of ICT competencies of early childhood teacher’s educators in the (9) higher education institutions in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt in line with advance EU practices.
Held remotely via Zoom, the meeting started with a welcoming speech from the project's general coordinator, Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, followed by an address by UJ's Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs Prof. Mohammad Al-Shraideh, and the Director of Externally Funded Project Department at the International Affairs Unit, Jihad Fraij.
During the meeting, the participating partners introduced themselves and their universities, highlighting their related experience in ICT and early childhood education (ECE). In turn, Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh introduced ICT4EDU project outlining its objectives, expected results of each work package and their overall plan.
Work packages' leaders and Co-leaders of the project and the implementation action plan with other partners were also brought up during the meeting.
The meeting was attended by 55 persons from the partner universities in Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Finland, Romania, Portugal and Italy.