Dr. Anees Mansour VP for Administrative and Legal Affairs met with a delegation from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) led by Dr. Orouba Al Mousa, Chief Field Education Program to discuss the opportunities for fostering scientific and academic cooperation between the university and the agency.
The delegation included the. Kawthar Marashdeh, Vice President of Education Programs for Technical Affairs and Dr. Mohammad Al-Qatawi, Director of Technical Growth and Curriculum Dr. Mohammad Al-Qatawi. The meeting was also attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences Dr. Ahmad Al-Hamouz, the Vice Dean Head of the Administration and Curriculum Department Dr. Othman Mansour, and the Head of the Private Education Department and Educational Sciences Dr. Mohammad Habib Al-Samkari.
Dr. Mansour explained to the delegation that the programs of the Faculty of Educational Sciences address the needs of the local community in keeping up with technological developments in education. He added that the partnership between the two parties can be continuous and fruitful.
The Educational Technology program, he said, is one of the most important new disciplines that aim to develop the teaching environment by merging modern and interactive methods into the teaching materials. The latest experience with education during the pandemic, he said, gave evidence of the importance of changing learning concepts in order to adapt to modern technology mechanisms.
For her part, Dr. Al Mousa expressed her pleasure to have visited MEU, being a significant educational landmark, and her willingness to facilitate cooperation with MEU to create training opportunities for the students of the Faculties of Educational Sciences and Media. She also affirmed that the UNRWA is disposed to collaborate in any other areas with a shared interest, this visit being part of the agency’s efforts to build and foster its partnerships with international organizations, higher education institutions and civil society organizations to serve any shared goals with those entities.
The UNRWA, she said, focuses on educational technology as a key aspect of educational development, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the close of the visit, the delegation was taken in an introductory tour around the facilities of the university, where its members expressed admiration of the high levels of organization and preparation of the facilities and the infrastructure of MEU, which reflect modernity and sophistication, and aligns with the steps the university is taking to continue to develop and update its programs.