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Naim Abu Alhummus

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1955
  • Age: 61
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Born on 28 Jan. 1955 in Birzeit to a refugee family from Lydda; Fateh member since 1969; studied Education at the University of Jordan (BA, 1976) and at San Francisco State University (MA, 1980); from Jan. 1982-Sept. 1988, Instructor at the Education and Psychology Dept., An-Najah University, and the Dept. Chairman, Nablus; during this time he also continued his education and received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco in 1985; served as Sec.-Gen. of the Palestinian Council for Higher Education from Feb. 1989-Aug. 1994; became Deputy Minister of Education in Aug.1994 (until June 2002); appointed PA Minister of Education and Higher Education in June 2002, a post to which he was reappointed in the cabinet of PM Mahmoud Abbas on 30 April 2003; member (as Education Min.) in the Oct. 2003 Emergency Govt. of the PA, and the subsequent Qrei’a govt. of 12 Nov. 2003; PNC member; observer member of the Fateh Revolutionary Council; member of the Central Elections Committee; Chairman of the Palestinian General Examinations Board and the Palestinian Curricula Development Committee; author of several books on education and politics like The Palestinians: Generation of the Intifada (1990); received different awards, incl. the Academic Palm Award from the French Gov. in 1994; nominated as Minister of Education in the Cabinet of PM Ahmed Qrei’a, approved by the PLC on 16 Feb. 2005 (until after the Jan. 2006 PLC elections).


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