Queen Alia of Jordan attended a graduation ceremony for women of the Jordanian Police Women's School in Amman on Tuesday (31 January).
Queen Alia of Jordan attended a graduation ceremony for women of the Jordanian Police Women's School in Amman on Tuesday (31 January). Queen Alia, who married King Hussein in late December, is patron of the college.
Women of various ranks in the Jordanian Police Force have been undergoing a four months course in infantry training, weapons training, gymnastics and self-defence. The students have also been instructed in police administration, languages, police duties, crimes investigation, Jordanian Law and first aid.
At the graduation ceremony, Queen Alia was accompanied by Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Mr. Ahmed al Tarawni, the Director of Public Security, Major General Anwar Mohammad and other high-ranking officials.
SYNOPSIS: Queen Alia of Jordan attended a graduation ceremony at the Police Women's School in Amman on Tuesday. Queen Alia, who married King Hussein in December last year is patron of the school.
Twenty-two police women from various ranks have been undergoing four months of rigorous training at the school. They have been taking part in infantry training, gymnastics and self-defence classes. At the ceremony the graduates paraded before Queen Alia to the music of the Royal Jordanian Pipe Band.
The graduation ceremony is one of the first official functions attended by the Queen since her recent marriage.
After changing, the graduates gave Queen Alia and visiting officials a practical demonstration of the physical skills they'd learnt during the course.
The Director of the School explained to Queen Alia the importance of the practical lessons taught to the students. He emphasised, however, that the students were also taught police administration and duties, crimes investigation, Jordanian law, punishment, first aid and languages.
One of the most important lessons taught by the instructors was the art of set-defence -- Judo.
Watched by their proud parents, the graduates were presented with awards for the achievements they attained during their four-month training course. Queen Alia presented each of the twenty-two women with watches, and congratulated them on their success in passing the examinations.