UK trade delegation highlights ways to support EdTec in Egypt
This was a part of Egypt’s MENA Innovation 2018 conference, held from July 29 to 31, by UK Brains Innovation Summits Company in collaboration with the Egyptian ministries of education and technical education, communications and information technology, and higher education and research.
During the conference, a discussion was held between the direct Investment Working Group and UK Trade Envoy to Egypt, Donaldson, “to keep UK Egypt's No.1 investor, create more jobs for talented Egyptians” and support education technology (EdTech) in Egypt.
In the same context, Donaldson arrived in Cairo, Egypt, accompanied by the biggest foreign delegation to participate in Egypt’s MENA Innovation 2018 conference on education technology (EdTech), the British Embassy in Cairo announced.
Launching the 1st Overseas Direct Investment Working Group between the UK and Egypt with trade envoy @J_Donaldson_MP to keep UK Egypt's No.1 investor and create more jobs for talented Egyptians. More than 1500 British companies work in Egypt and more are looking for opportunities pic.twitter.com/Oq9DwuZAiu— British Amb in Egypt (@FCOJohnCasson) ٣٠ يوليو ٢٠١٨
British Ambassador in Egypt John Casson tweeted that education is the key to unleash potential and innovation in Egypt, which can provide world’s education to new people and places.
The UK: Egypt’s top investment partner in Education Technology— UK in Egypt (@UKinEgypt) July 30, 2018
UK Trade Envoy @J_Donaldson_MP in Cairo accompanied by the biggest foreign delegation taking part in Egypt’s @MENAInnovation 2018 conference, focused on education technology (EdTech)https://t.co/acaY3i0h6p pic.twitter.com/OPRfwORMYP
This conference is an official ministerial summit for the improvement of education and digital inclusion, which is one of Egypt’s great concerns and one of the pillars of the sixth edition of the National Youth Conference (NYC).
The conference brings together 22 government ministers from up to 30 countries across the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa.
On July 28, all education reform plans were displayed on the NYC first day, and President Sisi answered on Sunday the citizens' questions as part of his initiative “Ask the President”.
Sisi remarked that a number of schools called "Schools of Applied Technology" will be established, where students will receive and get paid for technical trainings as part of their degree requirements in collaboration with the private sector.
He added that education reforms will succeed through the cooperation and understanding of citizens. Otherwise, the deterioration in education will be further manifested in all other life aspects, the president explained.