Abu-Ghazaleh to Choueifat students: Education Should Aim to graduate Inventors

29-Mar-2018

AMMAN - During his meeting with students of the International School of Choueifat - Amman, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh stated that education is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform and drive entire nations towards economic prosperity.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out numerous worldwide examples of prosperous knowledge-based economies, highlighting the fact that access to quality education remains a constant global challenge even though  education is considered to be a fundamental human right.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the significance of introducing educational reforms and integrating ICT into the educational process, adding that educational reform is the starting point of development saying “We have to admit that the lack of quality education is the foundation and the reason for “ what we suffer in Jordan.

His Excellency affirmed that education should adapt to the future and rapid development in the field of creativity and innovation, noting that a knowledge based society is a society in which everything is operated by an Internet-connected computer.

We have to pave the way for future students and think of "educational means that meet their capacities particularly since we are entering the age of knowledge in which a child can use ICT,” he said.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh proclaimed that all future professions would be based on ICT; therefore, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) is in the process of establishing 'Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Applied Business and IT' which will open its doors to students in the near future. The College, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, aims at producing innovative graduates who will  have to create a new feasible invention as a graduation requirement.

For his part, Mr. Louay Al Shomaly, School Principal, welcomed Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh and extended his gratitude for his visit and for meeting with students providing them with the opportunity to meet such a visionary, pioneering and inspirational global personality, adding that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s resilience, patience persistence and determination to succeed against all odds and unbearable suffering are motivational values which should be instilled in students by role models such as Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s visit came upon invitation from the Alumni Association of the International School of Choueifat in Amman which initiated its activities with Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s address to the students.

Graduate Joud Amoum expressed her happiness at Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh's acceptance of the Association’s invitation describing him as an outstanding personality and a source of inspiration and success story that would serve to motivate others to follow in his footsteps.

Meanwhile, student Lina Tabalat gave a presentation on the “Seven Mountains” initiative which Choueifat School launched to help people who climb their own mountains each day to survive despite all hardships.

Every year, a group of high school students will work towards raising ,awareness and funds to help the needy in particular cancer patients, in cooperation with King Hussein Cancer Center.