Al-Balqa Applied University Graduates the first Jordanian woman to hold the rank of sea captain on the high seas

Wednesday, 01 June 2022

The President of Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Prof. Ahmed Fakhry Al-Ajlouni, sponsored the graduation ceremony of the first Jordanian marine captain of the high seas, Captain Hanan Abu Othman, in the presence of the Dean of Aqaba University College, Dr. Hassan Shaheen, and Captain Yousef Al-Sarhan, Director of the Consultative Maritime Coalition Company, and the family of the Aqaba Center for Maritime Education and Training. The Dean of Aqaba University College said that, despite the modernity of the Naval Center, we are proud that the first Jordanian marine captain of the high seas graduated from the Aqaba Center for Maritime Education and Training at Al-Balqa Applied University, which is the result of a great effort by the captains and trainers in the center, confirming the recent trend of female students. To study at the Naval Center. Dr. Hassan Shaheen referred to the efforts of the University President, Prof. Ahmed Al-Ajlouni, with the Aqaba Commission to include the students of the Maritime Center in the grants offered by the Commission. Captain Youssef Al-Sarhan said in his speech that we celebrate today, coinciding with the Kingdom’s celebration of Independence Day 76, the graduation of the first Jordanian woman from Al-Balqa Applied University with the rank of sea captain, congratulating His Majesty the King on behalf of the family of the Center on this occasion dear to our hearts Independence Day, and to Captain Hanan Abu Othman for her graduation and bearing the title The first Jordanian to hold the rank of sea captain on the high seas. He also thanked the International Maritime Organization for approving this International Day of Women Working in the Maritime Field, which aims to empower women and recognize their essential role in the maritime transport industry around the world. The graduate student, Captain Hanan Abu Othman, spoke about her pride and pride at Al-Balqa Applied University, the Aqaba Maritime Center, the captains and the trainers. She called on the students to enroll in the center's qualitative specializations in the maritime fields of transport, shipping and engineering, as there is no barrier for Jordanian women to enter the labor market with all skill and ability. The President of the University, Dr. Al-Ajlouni, honored Captain Hanan Abu Othman, the first Jordanian graduate from the Aqaba Center for Maritime Education and Training, wishing her success in her working life. Dr. Al-Ajlouni also honored the top students in the center's majors, including diploma and bachelor's students. The ceremony included honoring a number of local community women working in the maritime sector.