Universities should cut majors not in demand – Official

Universities should close down or admit fewer students into disciplines with which the civil service is oversupplied, according to the head of the agency responsible for public sector employment, writes Laila Azzeh for The Jordan Times.

"Universities should reduce the number of graduates in these fields or close them down for a while… the Higher Education Council should ban some of the disciplines that are considered to be stagnant," Civil Service Bureau President Khalaf Hmeisat told The Jordan Times. Hmeisat stressed the need to focus on technical training, which he said is in high demand now.

Education, English and Arabic literatures, accounting and computer science are the most common majors in job app Civil Service Bureau ons received by the bureau, according to official figures. The Civil Service Bureau classifies nursing, business administration, economics and computer science as specialisations with which the public sector is "very saturated", while political science, hotel management, mechatronics and dentistry are deemed "very stagnant".
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