Amman- Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Middle East University, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin, inaugurated today a comprehensive course in Journalism Arts, which was held at Petra News Agency. During the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin stated that this course organized by the University in cooperation with Petra News Agency represents an implementation of the vision of His Majesty, King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, stressing the necessity of establishing an active partnership between public and private sectors. Chairman of the Board of Trustees expressed his honor in collaborating with an agency that concerns all Jordanians, and delivers Jordanian interests with credibility and transparency. The mentioned inauguration ceremony was attended by the Agency’s Director General, Dr. Mohammed Al Omari, and the Dean of the University’s Faculty of Media. Dr. Izzat Hijab.
Dr. Nasereddin specified the participating students with part of his speech, emphasizing their role as future journalists and pioneers in Media, describing it as the profession of delivering the truth. MEU’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees urged them to adopt Media as a profession and not a hobby. Dr. Nasereddin stressed that journalists represent a supreme profession. Therefore, they have to seek the truth and avoid spreading all kinds of devastating rumors. He declared that rumors were employed in recent years to destroy countries and nations, while schemers considered them to be one of the most pivotal factors in overthrowing regimes, especially in Arab Spring countries.
Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin affirmed that MEU’s Faculty of Media is prominent in the field of Media, through its vision of pioneering in media programmes and serving local community. The Faculty’s message consists of preparing and qualifying journalists to compete in the field of Media. The Faculty is equipped with Media Training and Development Center, which is considered to be a specialized center eminent in providing training and professional services in a direct and practical manner in all Media Arts. Students are qualified through the center to delve into the labor market with professional skills.
The course will last for two weeks, targeting MEU’s Media students, tackling lectures and specialized workshops in various Media and Journalism arts. It is worth mentioning that Middle East University has recently launched a joint cooperation programme with Petra News Agency in order to qualify Faculty of Media students in various Media and Journalism arts, in addition to enrolling them in specialized journalism seminars.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.