JORDAN REFUGEE RESPONSE- RRP6
EDUCATION Sector Achievements January to September 2014
ACHIEVEMENTS ☄ At the end of the 2013/2014 school year, over 120,000 refugee children were enrolled in school throughout the country, including some 100,000 in host communi es and 20,000 in camps, an increase from 2013 which indicates posi ve trends for enrollment rates . ☄ In 2014, UNICEF opened one of two schools in the newly established Azraq camp. ☄ To date, over 35,000 children have received remedial, non-formal, informal educa on, and basic life skills interven ons in host communi es and across the three refugee camps (Za’atari, EJC and Azraq). ☄ Over 3,000 camp youth have beneﬁ ed from post-basic and higher educa on opportuni es.
* Camp popula on ﬁgure reﬂects camp arrival popula on. * Popula on ﬁgure represents the highest popula on assisted as reported in Ac vityInfo.
Ensure access to uninterrupted educa on (formal, non-formal and informal) for displaced Syrian children across the country.
Boost capacity of the public educa on system; build capacity of teachers and other educa on personnel to improve educa on quality.
Establish cer ﬁed alterna ve learning opportuni es for out-ofschool male and female children, adolescents and youth
Address children with disabili es and other marginalised groups.
CHALLENGES ☄ Double-shi ing and overcrowded schools are aﬀec ng quality and
derailing ongoing reforms. ☄ To ensure con nuous support for the Jordanian public educa on system to absorb a growing number of Syrian refugee children in host communi es and camps, and to build MoE’s capacity to respond to future “shocks”. ☄ The protracted emergency may force vulnerable refugee households to adopt nega ve coping strategies, such as withdrawing children from school . ☄ Children with disabili es experience obstacles in accessing educaon services due to physical and cultural barriers along with the lack of specialized staﬀ to support their integra on .
RECOMMENDATIONS ☄ Ensure con nuous support to the GoJ to provide quality educa on
and establish protec ve learning environments by reducing overcrowding and enabling schools and staﬀ to accommodate Syrian refugee children who are out of school, but s ll eligible for formal educa on. Develop targeted interven ons for children, adolescents and youth who remain out of school by expanding coverage and provision of alterna ve educa on opportuni es, and through structured referral processes and cer ﬁed pathways from informal educa on into formal schooling. Strengthen eﬀorts to eliminate signiﬁcant obstacles to the inclusion of children with disabili es into mainstream educa on through improved school infrastructure, provision of special educaon services and greater support to equip teachers and parents with assistance and knowledge of how to teach children with diﬀerent disabili es. Increase opportuni es to access secondary, ter ary and technical educa on for adolescent and youth (boys and girls) who complete their educa on cycle in Jordan. Address cross-sectoral issues and poten al barriers to educa on access for vulnerable refugee households such as school violence, social tensions, WASH in schools, child labour and child marriage, and lack of ﬁnancial resources.
Sector Leads : UNICEF, SCI
10,000 Reached Popula on
JORDAN REFUGEE RESPONSE- RRP6
EDUCATION Sec tor 014 AJ ca ntuiavr yi tt oy SI enpft eom/bHe ro2m e Vi s i t A n a l ys i s
ActivityInfo Sector Anaylsis January -August 2014 ☄ 1.1 # of newly recruited teachers and administra ve staﬀ mobilized to
serve Syrian refugee children
☄ 1.3 # school aged registered in Jordanian public schools
☄ 1.2 # school aged beneﬁ ng from equipped and func oning classrooms