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King inaugurates Aqaba Centre for Maritime Education and Training

Centre affiliated with Balqa Applied University

By JT - Feb 17,2020 - Last updated at Feb 17,2020

His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurates on Monday the internationally accredited Aqaba Centre for Maritime Education and Training affiliated with Balqa Applied University (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday, as part of his tour of the south, officially inaugurated the internationally accredited Aqaba Centre for Maritime Education and Training affiliated with Balqa Applied University.

The King toured the centre and was shown its various simulators and workshops, joining part of a lecture on marine surveying and speaking to the supervisors and students, who stressed the importance of the centre in tying the theoretical to the practical, according to a Royal Court statement.

The Aqaba Centre for Maritime Education and Training, which had previously been a department at Aqaba University College, provides practical training for bachelor’s degree students, offers a diploma degree and provides training for marine workers, the statement said.

Trainees from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan and Kenya are also enrolled at the centre, according to the statement. 

Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Al Khasawneh, and Adviser to His Majesty for Policies and Media Kamal Al Nasser attended the centre’s inauguration.

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