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31 October, 2011

Bethlehem University Becomes Pearson Vue Testing Center

Pearson VuePalestinian professionals and potential post-graduate students can now take their entrance and certification exams in the West Bank. Users of the test center, which began offering exams in April of this year, have given it rave reviews not only for the amazing customer service offered but also because for the first time, testers do not have to undertake the time consuming and costly trips to Jordan or Israel in order to take their exams. Mr. Firas Waleed Abu Alteen, Chief Internal Auditor of the Palestine Capital Monetary Authority, who lives in Ramallah, recently took advantage of the test center. Abu Alteen, who has taken previous certification exams in the United States, said what a boon it was to be able to stay home and take care of his testing needs. “The proctors were assuring and so responsive to me and my needs. The center was quiet and well equipped, which really helped me to be able to focus on successfully completing my exam. Having this test center takes so much worry out of what was previously a very painstaking task.”

Pearson VueOthers, like Abu Alteen, no longer have to leave Palestine to take their exams – an exhausting trip to Jordan, which involves expensive travel plans and crossing the often congested border or crossing the border to Israel, which often is closed on military order to Palestinians, even if they hold crossing permits. Mr. Ibrahim Nuaimi, test center proctor, has been working hard with Mr. Mike Lama to get the center in working order. “We had to do a lot of prep work to get the center ready. We, as proctors, are required to be knowledgeable about the systems and software involved and we are constantly updating our knowledge. Pearson Vue is a very professional company, which is why we’re committed to it and to holding up our end of the deal as a trusted institution.”

Dr. Fadi Kattan, Manager of the test center says that “This is a mark of distinction and helps to bring more attention to Bethlehem University and what it is capable of. Being awarded this privilege allows us to serve the Palestinian people’s professional needs and reaffirms the fact that we are a university on the move.”

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For the official press release, click here.


Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine