The Minister of Education Tarek Shawky said that Egypt will see a new educational system on 22 September 2018 as promised by the ministry.
Shawky participated on Tuesday in the ceremony held by the Housing and Development Bank (HDB) to honour the excellent graduate students of the general secondary.
According to Shawky, the new system will be applied on nearly 2.5 million students starting from 22 September. By 2030, Egypt will be seeing the graduation of a completely different generation of students.
He added that about 128,000 teachers are being trained to adjust to the new system, noting that the change will not be limited to only the form of the book or the curricula, but also the content of the educational system, relying mainly on active learning.
Regarding using the tablet, secondary level students will be using it and about 1,800 schools will be connected to the private networks for tablet operation in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications to prepare for using it with the start of the new school year. He added that about 65 companies are working in this project.
He also added that the tablets were imported and are already on their way to Egypt. They would be handed over starting from 1 September 2018.
Shawky pointed out that once Egypt announced its new educational system, its rank improved in the education quality index, moving from position number 137 to 100. The change in ranks is the result of the mere vision and idea. “With the implementation we expect even better improvements,” he added.
Shawky called upon the HDB to enter into further collaborations with the ministry to support education in Egypt.
He noted that there is a cooperation protocol between the bank and the ministry in the field of sponsoring excellent students, noting that the bank plays a significant role in this regard.