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The King marked the occasion by visiting Marj-Elhamman, a newly built settlement outside the capital, Amman.
A project to provide living accommodation especially for teachers was completed on schedule and the King himself preformed the opening ceremony. He then paid tribute to the contribution made by teachers, particularly those working in the West Bank.
After his speech, King Hussein met teachers working on the estate, and presented them with certificates of ownership for flats in the new building. Amman's population has risen sharply in the last 25 years and new settlements like Marj-Elhamman have attracted families anxious to escape from the pressures of living in the crowded capital.
The ceremony ended with the national anthem, and an enthusiastic tribute to King Hussein.
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Background: In Jordan, King Hussein attended celebrations on Saturday (11 March) marking Teachers' Day. This is an annual event celebrated throughout the Arab world honouring the service rendered to the community by the teaching profession.