Birzeit University and Ministry of Labor sign cooperation agreement

Birzeit University President Dr. Beshara Doumani and Minister of Labor Dr. Nasri Abu Jaish signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The parties agreed to develop the ministry’s laws, advance vocational education, adapt the employment contracts of the university to labor laws and prepare students to compete in the job market.

The agreement entails developing academic and vocational programs to enhance the skills of the students in accordance with the demands of the labor market and the goals of the parties. Dr. Abu Jaish asserted that the agreement aims to educate Birzeit University students on Palestinian labor law, labor disputes and trade unions to protect students entering the labor market. The agreement educates students on the importance of vocational training that creates a skilled workforce that meets the needs of the Palestinian market.

Dr. Doumani stated that the agreement is a stepping stone to a strategic relationship between the university and the ministry to empower students while bolstering their awareness of the labor law.