German bank grants 22.4 mln euro for Syrian students' education in Jordan

AMMAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Jordan and the German Development Bank in the kingdom on Friday signed a 22.4-million-euro (about 23.8 million U.S. dollars) grant agreement to support the Jordanian education sector.

The Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said in a statement that the aid will fund teachers' salaries in public schools that accommodate Syrian students for the academic year 2023/2024.

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Toukan said the grant is part of commitments made by the German government to support implementing the plan of Jordan's Education Ministry to accelerate the education of Syrian refugee children.

Germany is the second-largest donor country to Jordan, the statement noted.

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