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JORDAN GETS GRANTS OF 97.5 MILLION USD TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES

AMMAN, - Jordan signed a grant agreement worth 97.5 million U.S. dollars on Monday, to support the educational sector in the kingdom, amid an influx of Syrian refugees.

The agreement was signed with the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland, according to Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Emad Fakhoury.

"The grants will enable the Jordanian public schools to absorb more Syrian students, and will reduce pressure on the educational sector in the kingdom," he said.

There are now some 143,000 Syrian students, in Jordan's public schools, and the grants will allow the kingdom to enrol an additional 50,000.

More than 1.3 million Syrian refugees have fled their war-torn country to Jordan, since 2011, according to the government.

Source: Nam News Network