Match of Inputs and Outputs of Higher Education to Local Market in Mafraq Governorate: Perceived Students’ Performance Affect by Geographical Location

  •  Waleed Al-Awawdeh    
  •  Salem Al-Oun    
  •  Khalaf Al-Oun    


The relationship between human capital and economic growth is highly acclimatized by the quality and
distribution of education in the labor force. However, to realize this issue it is important to focus on the base of
education at the school level. There is evidence that environmental positions affect students’ performance. The
study was conducted using field research. Interviews and surveys were conducted with 229 administers located
at three directorates of the North Badia region. Subjects were selected using stratified random sampling. Results
indicated that education at Mafraq Governorate lacks quality and quantity of supply as it is located away from
urban centers. Over all perceived performance was affected differently in the three directorates of North Badia;
the highest perceived performance was in Central Mafraq and the least in Northeast Badia. Geographical
location is associated with: number of students at Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Elementary
grades; number of students at Eleventh Grade Literature, Computer, Nursing stream, and number of sections at
Eleventh grade Scientific, Literature, Computer, and Vocational streams; and with number of Physics and
Athletics teachers. It is negatively associated with number of students at Twelfth grade scientific stream. There
should be emphasis of joining schools together.

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