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U.S., Jordan sign 235 mln USD to support education in Jordan

English.news.cn   2013-12-04 07:41:00            

AMMAN, Dec. 3(Xinhua) -- Jordan and the United States signed a 235 million U.S. dollars agreement to support education in Jordan, the U.S. Agency for International Development said in a statement.

The agreement will help strengthen the quality of education through professional development and construction and expansion of additional schools across the kingdom, and will provide assistance to vulnerable youth to keep them in school and prepare them for a productive life, the statement said.

The funding will be spent over the next five years. The U.S. government has funded the construction of 27 new and expansion of 38 existing schools in Jordan.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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