Al-Azhar Undersecretary Abbas Shouman and head of the British Council Christopher Rodrigues - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: “The British Council in Egypt is keen on teaching Azharite students how to deliver a positive message on Islamic ideology to the world in a common language like English, and how to communicate and talk in a better way,” British Council in Egypt (BCE) chairman Christopher Rodrigues said on Tuesday.
During a signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between Al-Azhar and the BCE, Rodrigues added that the BCE is seeking to enhance cooperation with Al-Azhar, which is always seeking support for the peace process worldwide.
He clarified that the protocol is to extend cooperation for ten more years, and he stressed the importance of learning the English language.
Rodrigues noted that the cooperation between the two institutions will be implemented through three ways: by offering scholarships to Alfa Azharite students abroad, teaching Azharites the English language through BCE’s methods and giving training courses to Al-Azhar’s English instructors.
BCE’s chairman praised the initiative previously taken by the grand Imam of Al-Azhar in 2007 when he signed a cooperation protocol between the two institutions to offer the Azharites an opportunity to learn English in order to be able to clarify Islamic teachings for the whole world in a better way.