Friday, December 21, 2007

The New Government

There are two things that I wanted to address in this blog post.

Let us start with the old news first and the new Jordanian Government. I actually wanted to write this a while ago but never got a chance. The speech delivered to the house of representatives by the new PM was great. If he can deliver on half of it, then Jordan might have a bright future. So, will he deliver this 50%? Being a realist, 25% looks more realistic and would still be much better than the previous government.

One reason why I am skeptical is lack of answer to the question: Where will the PM find competent people to carry out his plans, most of the competent Jordanians live abroad for various reasons and would not be interested at all in having middle level positions within the government. I did point out elsewhere in this blog the total incompetence in various ministries, including the ministry of health, tourism, and industry, just name a few. These ministries do not have the minimum level of knowledge to do their job correctly. Of course, I could go on ad nauseum.

To tell you the truth, I have no idea why the last PM last for whole two years; based on his performance he should have been moved to the upper house of the parliament 12 months ago.

The other matter that I wanted to blog about was this video:

Some of the interesting(scary) facts for us Jordanians:

*100% of Indian college graduates speak English, all 1.3 million of them.
*More than 50% of Americans under 21 have web content.
*More than 70% of US 4yrs olds use computer.
*More than 3000 books are published today in English.

I would like to note that to the best of my knowledge that Jordan has not taken advantage of one laptop per child OLPC(I think one possible reason is that it is not available in Arabic)

Considering the fast pace of changes outlined in the video, I have almost no doubt in my mind that the Ministry of education is ill-prepared to deal with the future shown in the video.


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