Education Ministry welcomes private sector role over the new education system, said senior advisor to the minister of education, Deena Boraie, on Wednesday over her participation at the two-day conference, Euromoney Egypt 2018, adding “we welcome the private international, national schools. We need them.”
The ministry will break the traditional education system and embrace the new technological one, noted Boraie, mentioning that the old education system over focused on exams, which is not important for the students’ skills and learning.
“We will implement the new education system from the beginning of the next academic year starting on 22 September. Change is very difficult and painful. However, we will implement it successfully like we did in our economy supported by a political well,” said Boraie.
Boraie noted that the educational reform is not easy, and it will be more difficult than the economic reform, adding, “we are dealing with human being, parents, and teachers. All we notice now is the fear from implementing the new education system.”
“We have Thanaweya Amma which is one shot exams to determine the students’ future, hence it was a monster. Exams do not develop communication and other needed skills. We are working on to learn students how to learn,” said Boraie.
She added that the ministry will implement the online exams starting from September, noting further that, “for Thanaweya Amma we used to spend millions of funds to secure, protect, and deliver the exams. Therefore, the new online system will be very useful.”
Additionally, Boraie added that the Japanese Egyptian schools will implement the national curriculums with additional Tukatsue activities, which are the Japanese component.
“We want to make sure that learning is fun, enjoyable, we want students to love going to schools and we do not want private lessons to start from the first grade,” said Boraie, noting that it will be difficult to be back.
Boraie said that the government works on improving the wrong social image about the technical certificate holders comparing to general education certificate holders, affirming the importance of the vocational education for creating jobs.