Minister of Education and Technical Training Tarek Shawki – Still image Youtube/MBC Masr
CAIRO – 16 December 2018: Egypt's Education Minister Tarek Shawki said Dec. 15 that the new educational system will not include exams for students until Primary Four, adding that the system aims to make students enjoy education.
In an interview with "Al-Hekaya" program on MBC Masr, Shawki said that the goal is to make students learn, while enjoying the learning process, and make them solve the exams without being scared of the exam results.
Concerning implementing technology within the new educational system, Shawki revealed that 11,000 interactive screens will be provided for high schools in all governorates.
He explained that all aspects related to the infrastructure will be completed on January 31, stressing that classes will be comparable to international schools' classes.
He added that the students' tablet devices are ready to be distributed once the internet connection is set in schools.
International schools, with very high tuition, are helping the government to create a governmental-international system that will offer students an American diploma or IGCSE, for those who are willing to get these international degrees, Shawki said.
He said that the government already established six schools to introduce this service with annual fees of LE 15,000 ($835). He also revealed that 10 other schools will be established to offer the Arab World's International Arab Baccalaureate degree also for LE 15, 000 per year. Shawki affirmed that the ordinary governmental education service is still introduced for free.
CAIRO – 3 December 2018: Egypt Today has sat with Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky, his deputies and assistants to get a full picture of the New Education System being introduced in the current academic year, and that has been subject to debate.