Naim Abu Hommos
(1955 - )
Born 1955, Birzeit. Married with five children.
B.A. in Education, University of Jordan
M.A. in Special Education, San Francisco State University
Ph.D in Education, San Francisco State University
A long-time Palestinian activist, Dr. Abu Hommos joined
the Fatah party at the
age of 14, and later became a member of the Palestinian National Council.
From 1982-89, Dr. Abu Hommos was the Chairman of the
Education and Psychology departments at An-Najah University in Nablus.
Since 1989 he has served as the Secretary-General of the Palestinian
Council for Higher Education. Dr. Abu Hommos is the author of eight
books in the fields of education and politics.
In 1994 Dr. Abu Hommos was appointed Deputy Minister
of Education. In 1997 he was one of 13 members on the Higher Committee
for Local Elections. He was appointed Palestinian
Authority Minister of Education in June 2002 and retains the position
in the latest reorganization of the Palestinian
Authority by Prime Minister Abu
Dr. Abu Hommos's published writings and remarks reveal
a dedicated advocate for Palestinian Educational Institutions. Following
the April 4, 2002, Israeli attack on the Ministry of Education headquarters
in Ramallah, Dr. Abu Hommos wrote an international appeal for help.
The appeal is factual and non-inflammatory.
Media Center; CNN.com,
(June 23, 1997); MiddleEastReference.org.uk; Knight Ridder Newspapers,
(April 14, 2002); Los Angeles Times, (April 22, 2002); Ha'aretz,
(January 9, 2002; OpenDemocracy.net