The King Faisal the 2nd Martyrs College in Amman is one of Jordan's "junior military academies.
The King Faisal the 2nd Martyrs College in Amman is one of Jordan's "junior military academies. It's helping to build up a corps of highly-trained and loyal officers to lead the Jordanian Army of the future. The students are drawn from the sons of famous military and civilian personalities who've died for their country, as well as a number of Sedouin youths. Many of the Students are orphans -- there are some 330 students at the colleges of which about 200 are orphans. The school which follows the programme of the Ministry of Education and gives general as well as military courses, is said to create a high spirit among its students and make them choose willingly to join the Arab Army Officers College.
SYNOPSIS: The King Faisal the 2nd Martyrs College in Amman--one of the country's "junior" military schools. The students who pass through the schools are intended to make up the backbone of Jordan's future officer corps. It's claimed that many of them willingly choose to follow their course at the school by joining the Arab Army Officers College.
Many of the students are sons of famous military and civilian personalities who died in the service of their country. Of the some 330 students in the college about 200 are orphans.
Other students are gifted sons of poorer families and others are Bedouin youths.
The courses follow the general programme of the Ministry of Education in both arts and science fields. To this is added a basic grounding in military training. The students spend six years at the institution.
After their six years in which the students have completed both preparatory and secondary education, the boys sit for their high school-level General Secondary Education Exams. It's claim, there's nearly 100 per cent success is passes because there are a number of good university teachers working at the school. Some of the teachers are military officers while others are civilians. The King Faisal the 2nd Martyrs College is named in memory of the late King Faisal the 2nd of Iraq who died is a military revolution in July 1958 -- reportedly much to Jordan's shock.
Much of the field training involves weapons instructions and exercises.
In addition to classroom and military training in the field, the students also undergo a full sports programme in order to bring them up to the physical standard required of models soldiers.
The students who are orphans receive full room and board plus a bit of extra money each month for personal spending requirements.
It's said that the students who pass through the college are filled with a high spirit--and they readily go on to higher military education. In addition to building up a corps of well-educated officers with a background extending beyond basic military training, the collage is creating a group of highly-loyal men.