The Ministry of Education signs on Saturday a cooperative protocol with the National Union bank and Misr El Kheir Foundation to implement the media campaign “Differently-abled”- Press Photo
CAIRO - 3 June 2018: The Ministry of Education signed on Saturday a cooperative protocol with the National Union bank and Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK) to implement the media campaign “Differently-abled” that aims to integrate students with special needs in the society.
Advisor of the Minister of Education for Marketing and Promotion, Yousra Allam, launched the biggest national campaign “Differently-abled”, focusing on psychological and educational needs of students with special needs, according the spokesman for the Ministry of Education Ahmed Khairy.
Allam remarked that the campaign will raise the awareness of the society particularly parents about the sound ways to treat their children through different kinds of media.
The Ministry of Education has taken several steps to enhance education in Egypt, which is part of Egypt’s 2030 vision to cultivate economic and social justice and revive the role of Egypt as a regional leader. Launching the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI) worldwide comes at the top of these efforts.
First Arabic Citation Index worldwide
Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawki, a representative of the Knowledge Bank, signed on May 28 a protocol with Clarivate Analytics to launch the first Arabic citation index worldwide.
The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, head of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa el Feki, public figures, members of Parliament and leaders at the Ministry of Education.
“The ARCI will be powered by the Web of Science – the world’s most trusted and only publisher – neutral citation index for researchers in Egypt and across the 22 member states of the Arab League,” according to Clarivate Analytics’ website.
The new system of education
In the same context, he mentioned that the index is included in the new system of education at the secondary school, stressing that the Ministry of Education has contracted many international entities to buy their contents and deliver them to Egyptian students, along with buying 2D and 3D films, adding that 5,700 videos in English and Arabic have been bought. He said that these movies, Al-Adwaa book and other scientific content would be put on tablets.
He stated that a random exam would be prepared every week to encourage students to come to schools.
On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, the minister of education said in a press statement that the Egyptian-Japanese schools’ curriculum will be in Arabic at primary schools.
The Japanese education system, Tokkatsu, will be applied at 40 Egyptian-Japanese schools in different governorates in September.
A total of 20,000 teachers have applied to receive a training in the Japanese Tokkatsu education system in the ministry.
Shawki added that the ministry will hold a meeting on June 4 to choose 1,500 students for Japanese schools.