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As part of Yarmouk University's plan to host international students, the Language Center continues to hold Arabic language level-exams for international students within the Program of Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages ​​.

The director of the center, Prof. Lamia Hammad, said that these exams are periodically held for international students at the beginning of each semester relying on the university's strategic plan to attract international students from various nationalities. She pointed out that 300 international students of several nationalities took the level exam of the Arabic language at the beginning of the current semester, indicating that the center's staff is keen to provide these students with a set of tips and instructions about the university, its instructions, and the course of lectures there.

Hammad pointed out that students are classified according to their results in the exam, which is designed to measure students' level in Arabic reading, writing, listening and conversation. Students who pass the exam get enrolled in the academic departments of the various faculties in which they were accepted, while those who do not pass it get enrolled in the center's courses, which are decided according to the results of the level-exams.

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The Dean of the Students Affairs at Yarmouk University, Dr. Muhammad Khalaf Thiabat, affirmed Yarmouk’s pride in being a destination for international students participating in the “Erasmus+” student exchange program, stressing that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the right home for international students looking for safe stay, good luck, and success.

While receiving a group of international students participating in the “Erasmus Plus” program, Thiabat said that the university spares no effort for providing students with all available services and facilities to help them get involved in the university community and continue their studies easily and serve as ambassadors for Yarmouk wherever they go. He then encouraged students to take advantage of the various cultural services that the Deanship provides throughout the academic year, such as joining the university and ceramic studio as well as playing recreational games like billiards and chess.

On the sidelines of the reception, the Deanship of Students Affairs organized an introductory tour for international students showing them the various facilities of the Deanship and briefing them on the various services they provide.

In their turn, the delegation of international students, which includes 15 male and female students coming from Spain, Germany, Romania, Turkey and Belgium thanked the university for the inspirational reception and treatment, wishing the university further progress and success.

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The Vice President of Yarmouk University for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Riyad al-Momani, sponsored the graduation ceremony of the participants in the fourth and final cycle of the psychosocial support project implemented by the university through the  Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Centre in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ, for 15 male and female Jordanian and Syrian trainees.

During his speech at the graduation ceremony, which was attended by the Director of Projects at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Dr. Christine Muller, Momani said that Yarmouk University supported by the Psychosocial Support and Trauma Project of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Jordan holds this session for the fourth time since 2018 and that it always targeted groups of graduate students of Jordanian and Syrian nationalities concerning the psychological and social support for society in the context of forced migration.

He added that the course aimed at enhancing the psychological and social competencies of university graduates from various majors, thus preparing them to provide psychosocial support services for refugees, migrants and Jordanian citizens by integrating theoretical inputs and practical exercises as well as the knowledge they gained during the training course that incorporates a two-week field activity in an organization known for its commitment to implementing psychosocial support services in Irbid.

The director of the Refugees, displaced persons and forced migration studies center,  Dr. Anas Subh, explained that the project reflects the university's involvement in any activities concerning improving people's life conditions and that the center -within the framework of the psychological and social support and trauma in Jordan of the (GIZ)- is implementing the university's vision.  

At the end of the ceremony, al-Momani handed over certificates to the graduates.

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His Highness Prince Mired bin Raad, President of the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, expressed his happiness to cooperate with Yarmouk University, emphasizing that it is one of the most reputable national academic institutions that have always been contributing to serving the sector of higher education in the Kingdom and the prosperity of the Jordanian society.

During his visit to Yarmouk University and meeting with the university president, Prof. Islam Massad,, His Highness explained that the Council seeks to increase the support for students with disabilities studying in the various faculties of the university, and provide them with required infrastructure to continue their higher education and obtain various scientific certificates. He also expressed the Council's readiness to develop a joint plan with the university regarding the rehabilitation of various facilities to serve students with disabilities.

For his part, Massad confirmed that Yarmouk University pays special attention to its students with disabilities, pointing out that there are 257 students with disabilities in the various faculties and programs of the University. He then explained that the university established a special division in the Deanship of Student Affairs in 2010 for serving this category of students. Moreover, Massad stressed that the university is keen to help students with disabilities during the admission and registration procedures as well as study by providing them with technical and logistical services that would secure their safety and facilitate their movement within the university campus as well as working to overcome the psychological, moral, social and economic problems that may hinder their academic career.

However, this meeting was attended by a number of officials from the university and the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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The President of Yarmouk University, Prof. Islam Massad, patronized launching a comprehensive vaccination campaign against the Corona virus for university students and employees, including academics, administrators, technicians, and their families. The campaign was organized with the cooperation of the faculties of pharmacy and medicine, the university’s health center, and the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, and it took place in Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II building (Classroom Complex) at the University.

During his tour in the vaccination center, Massad stressed the importance of encouraging all university employees and their families to receive the vaccine against the Corona virus, as the process aims at immunizing the university staff, their families, and the surrounding community against the virus and its variants. Massad also called on those in charge of the campaign to follow the correct methods for storing the vaccine and giving it to people. Moreover, he emphasized that it is needed to provide the campaign with oxygen cylinders, an ambulance, and a qualified nursing staff to deal quickly with any emergency cases. In addition, he praised the efforts of those in charge of the campaign, including the health center cadres, the faculty members of the faculties of medicine and pharmacy at the university and their students, and a number of workers in the various faculties of the university who supervised the data entry processes for the campaign participants.

Noteworthy that during the inauguration of the campaign, Massad gave the first dose of the vaccine to one of the university's employees in the presence of Vice Presidents Prof. Mowaffaq al-Omoush, Prof. Riyad al-Momani, Dean of theFaculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Mervat al-Sous, Director of the Health Center at the University, Dr. Yasser Al-Fraihat, Major Muhammad Nour Al-Widyan from the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, and a number of university officials.

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