Minister of Education Tarek Shawki - File photo
CAIRO – 4 October 2017: The Education ministry announced Tuesday that registration has closed for Japanese schools in Egypt, according to the ministry’s spokesperson Ahmed Khairy.
Khairi divulged that a total of 29 thousand registration applications were submitted, including 700 applications submitted online, adding that the ministry has already embarked on the process of categorizing students, each according to his/her respective educational stage.
Twenty-eight schools, out of 45, should be functioning by the beginning of the academic year of 2018, Minister of Education Tarek Shawky announced in July, adding that there has been a strong demand for enrollment in Japanese schools.
The Japanese education model proved successful in 12 schools in 2016-2017 in Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia governorates, leading up to the decision to generalize the system, Chairman of the General Education Sector Reda Hegazy stated in April.