Egypt introduces 54.6K classrooms in 5 years


Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 01:23 GMT

FILE - Pupils in an Egyptian public school

FILE - Pupils in an Egyptian public school

CAIRO - 29 October 2019: The government introduced 54,600 new classrooms between 2014 and 2019, as indicated in a report submitted by the Cabinet to the House of Representatives.

In the same period, 1.78 million school teachers received training to get qualified for the new educational system. Also, 35 Japanese schools, 14 schools for outstanding 14 STEM students, and Al Dabaa Nuclear School were constructed.

Exclusive Interview: Education minister details new system

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. How was the new education system set?

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky, and Japanese Ambassador Masaki Noke signed in January a LE7.5 million grant that will be used to support Egypt-Japan Schools (EJS).

The size of cooperation between both countries has recorded $282 million, of which, $169 million are directed to EJS. The Egypt-Japan Education Partnership was launched in 2016 with the aim of establishing - across the country - 200 EJS adopting the Japanese concept of Whole Child Development through special activities, known as "Tokkatsu."

The project began with 12 pilot schools 3 years ago. In the academic year 2018 - 2019, 35 schools were inaugurated in 21 out of 27 governorates. Next academic year, five others will be inaugurated in Kafr El-Sheikh, Daqahliya, Damietta, Assiut and Aswan.



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