Dr. Tayseer Al-Noaimi

Former Minister of Education of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Dr. Tayseer Al-Nahar Al Noaimi is the former Minister of Education in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and also member of the Senate. He served as a Minister of Education from 2007 to 2009 and as Secretary General for the Ministry of Education from 2004 to 2007. He previously served as Vice-President, National Center for Human Resources Development (NCHRD) from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Al Noaimi’s academic career includes the positions of Professor at Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan University, United Arab Emirates University, Mutah University. He has published most than 60 papers in refereed academic journals.

Dr. Al Noaimi has a breadth of international experience at a senior level having provided consulting services to the European Training Foundation, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS), the  OECD Programme for International Assessment (PISA), and the World Bank in such countries as Yemen, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Palestinian National Authority, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Kuwait. His work has focused on educational topics including curriculum development, monitoring learning achievement, assessing levels of environmental awareness, developing Pan-Arab strategy in student assessment, assessment of educational management information systems, national level situational analyses, and implementation of education reform projects and development of Education-for-All national plans. Dr Al Noaimi is a member of the following national and international associations: AERA (American Educational Research Association), IACCP (International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology), JPA (Jordanian Psychological Association), the Jordanian Educational Society, and the Jordanian Psychological Association.

Born in Irbid in 1955, Dr Al Noaimi is married with four children. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from the University of Yarmouk, and a B.A. from the University of Jordan.