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The Ministry of Education in Palestine recently announced the winners of ‎the 2019 Achievement and Excellence Award for Education Support in ‎Palestine. The award provides annual recognition to outstanding contributions ‎in the education sector in Palestine.‎

The 2019 Achievement and Excellence Award for Education Support ‎recognizes the outstanding ‎contributions of employees involved in the ‎education sector in Palestine. This award provides an ‎opportunity to raise ‎awareness and promote the importance of celebrating excellence and the ‎‎necessity of recognizing the work of all members of the education sector.‎

The Award's winners were selected from a shortlist of 1300 participants ‎from the education sector ‎including public and private schools and ‎universities as well as UNRWA schools.



This year award was granted to Dr. Saida Affouneh, Dean of the ‎Faculty ‎of Educational Sciences and ‎Teacher Training and Director of E-Learning ‎Center and Dr. Soheil Salha, Head ‎of Department of Teacher Education at the ‎Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher ‎Training at An-Najah ‎University.‎

The University's E-learning Center won the first award for the Internet ‎Safety and Security Initiative ‎which was launched by the Center on ‎February 6, 2018. The Faculty of Educational Sciences won the ‎second ‎award for the "STEM Palestine" initiative and STEM summer school.‎

It is worth mentioning that ten individual awards were presented to ‎recognize outstanding ‎contributions, endeavor and achievement in ‎improving teaching and learning quality in the Palestinian ‎education ‎sector.‎


Dr. Affouneh and Dr. Salha participated and represented the University at ‎the awards ceremony which ‎was held under the patronage of President ‎Mahmoud Abbas and in the presence of the Palestinian ‎Prime Minister, ‎Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh at Ramallah Cultural Palace.‎

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