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CAIRO – 18 October 2017: Oxford University and the company AQA, the U.K.'s leading academic awarding body, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, are set to launch the British education system in Egyptian secondary schools to advance education in Egypt.
“Around 125 schools already use the British education system, because it focuses not just on acquiring knowledge, but on developing creativity and problem solving skills,” added British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson.
This was declared during an event held in the British embassy in Egypt, which the British ambassador, the head of International Market Development at Oxford International AQA Mark Elliott and British Council Director Jeff Streeter attended.
Attendees also included head teachers of British International Schools, Ministry of Education representatives and Ministry of Higher Education representatives.
During the event, the British embassy marked that Oxford International AQA Examinations, a joint venture between Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, recognized the new Independent Project Qualification for the secondary schools.
This project is a qualification that students can achieve as a supplement to A-levels, qualifications enabling students to progress with high quality assessments.
“We see life-changing results when we give talented young Egyptians access to Britain’s world class education.
Young Egyptians deserve world-class education, and I’m proud that another internationally acclaimed British education organization is entering the education market to transfer knowledge from book to Egyptian minds,” said Casson.
This week alone has witnessed two more major announcements in the field of U.K.-Egyptian education and training cooperation – a cooperation program between Alexandria University and Pearson U.K., which will train 300 medical students. U.K.-funded training workshops, in association with the UNODC and the Egyptian Prosecutors Office, also train prosecutors to strengthen the capacity of Egyptian prosecutors to investigate and prosecute migrant smuggling and human trafficking.