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Jordan

King Abdullah opens new military University College


By DFID - UK Department for International Development - Jordan: Growth and Opportunity - HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan opened on the new RJAF Technical University College for Aviation Sciences. The building will be a part of the King Hussein Air College. The Jordanian monarch is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army.

King Abdullah was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti and the RJAF commander. Following a briefing on the college, King Abdullah congratulated the top graduates of the college’s air traffic control and navigation program. His Majesty also inaugurated a renewable energy project at the King Hussein Air College, which is one of the biggest public sector energy projects in the Kingdom, supplying the power grid with a total of 22,000 gigawatts annually.

King Hussein Air College began admitting students in 2015 and awards bachelor’s degrees in the fields of aviation, air traffic control and navigation. The college will launch additional specialisations this year in aircraft maintenance technology, aviation safety, and aviation management to meet local and regional market demand. King Hussein Air College is located at the King Hussein Air Base, 3 kilometres north of the city of Mafraq, north in Jordan, close to the Syrian border.

It is expected that the Jordanian royal family will now gradually step up their activities, as the vaccination process for Covid-19 is relatively fast in the country. Just a few weeks ago, the King ordered the reopening of the country’s schools and Jordan will now gradually reopen the community.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.