New schools established in Aswan thanks to Haya Karima
CAIRO - 19 September 2022: Upper Egypt's city of Aswan is prepared for the new academic year and educational marathon with 410 new schools thanks to nation-wide developmental initiative Haya Karima.
The schools in the governorate were renovated as part of the presidential initiative, in addition to new schools established to receive more students during the new school year.
Aswan residents spoke about their impressions of the new school year, after "Haya Karima" initiative has left a remarkable imprint on the schools that were in need of maintenance or renovation.
Saeed Mohammed, one of the residents, said that the new schools aim to solve the problem of students’ overcrowding at the old schools, where the school administration resorted to opening schools in a double-shift system to accommodate the number of students, noting that the schools that are undergoing maintenance work were suspended.
Mahmoud Ali, one of the residents, added that the presidential initiative, a decent life, helped develop all schools in villages and hamlets, and did not leave a school without change, in addition to establishing new schools, all of which are at the highest level of readiness and appropriate development with young school students, extending thanks to the President Sisi for the efforts made in development in various sectors.
On the other hand, Abdel Hadi Abdel Latif, Director General of the Educational Buildings Authority Branch in Aswan, confirmed that more than 35% of schools have been included in the villages of a decent life in the centers of Edfu, Kom Ombo and Nasr El Nuba, with a total of 410 schools, in preparation for the start of the study in the new academic year.
The Director-General of the Educational Buildings Authority in Aswan added that the construction of 8 new schools has been completed, and they will enter service by the new school year.
He added, that 'Haya Karima' plans for a "second phase" of development of schools in centers of Daraw and Aswan, where the inspection is carried out to determine their needs, whether for maintenance, development or replacement, in addition to conducting maintenance work within 12 schools within the investment plan.
In this context, Ashraf Attia, Governor of Aswan, confirmed that the implementation rates of the ongoing projects in the first phase, which include the villages of the centers of Edfu, Kom Ombo and Nasr El Nuba, are going at high rates, as 239 projects have been completed at a cost of more than 2.8 billion pounds, while a number of work is underway in 638 projects at a cost of more than 15.8 billion pounds, while a number of other projects are being included within the second phase, which includes the villages of the centers of Aswan and Daraw, bringing the total targeted projects to be implemented to a total number of 2016 projects.
Aswan Governor explained that the governorate recently allocated 7 plots of land to establish these schools in the targeted villages of the presidential initiative to achieve the greatest possible benefit from it, and serve people and children in these villages, adding that the community education schools have about 178 male and female students out of a total of 1,834 male and female students distributed in 113 schools, including 54 schools.