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King reiterates support to Jordanian universities
Amman, 1 May 2002

His Majesty King Abdullah II reiterated support to Jordanian universities to fulfill their scientific message and contribute to build Jordan.

During his meeting today with presidents of public universities, His Majesty pointed out to the necessity of focusing on the quality of educationin order to make Jordan would be a model in the region. We do our utmost to make our universities cope up with the modern scientific and technical developments, His Majesty affirmed.

The King stressed the necessity that Jordanian universities be a houselight of science and scientists , and to afford to students all means of high scientific knowledge. His Majesty warned that politicization of students and pushing them into issues not related to the educational process will not serve education. He urged the universities to play their role of promoting students and teaching boards` awareness and to further enhance national unity.

His Majesty stressed that we in Jordan are one family that works in a team spirit in all educational and production establishments. He urged for promotion of dialogue between the administration and students.