The Centre for Lebanese Studies, with the support of LERRN, has released a new report on how education for refugees and nationals in Jordan has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for future responses.
In Jordan, more than 2 million students across public, private, and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) schools have had their education interrupted since schools closed in mid-March 2020. With the spread of COVID-19, Jordan took the quick decision to implement a lockdown but to continue with education, albeit delivering its content remotely. The Ministry of Education (MoE) developed a quick response plan to provide a sense of normalcy for students as well as prevent the risk of students dropping out due to interruption in learning. This report outlines the MoE response to COVID-19 in Jordan, and builds on this response to visualize a roadmap for important interventions on the short, medium, and long terms. This roadmap is visualized based on emerging global resources during the pandemic and knowledge from education in emergency situations.
This report draws on the results of a larger multi-year study on the trajectories from education to employment for refugees and nationals in Lebanon and Jordan, a collaboration between the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, Oxford Brookes University, with the support of IDRC, ESRC/UKRI, and LERRN.
Download the full report: Education in the Time of Covid-19 in Jordan (PDF).