Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received, on Tuesday, a group of Japanese experts supervising the Egyptian-Japanese school system in the country.
The meeting took place in the presence of Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky, and Nevine Farouk, supervisor of the Egyptian-Japanese Schools Unit.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the Japanese experts’ efforts in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to establish the rules of school administration followed in Japan. These efforts have also gone towards implementing the Japanese education system, an integral part of which is “tokatsu”, across Egypt.
Al-Sisi also lauded the Japanese experts for their work in this vital national project that falls within the state’s strategy to build Egyptian citizens. He highlighted that the strategy includes the introduction of a comprehensive educational system that balances the academic aspects and the development of the student’s ability to think and innovate for themselves.
The President talked with the Japanese experts to get acquainted with their experience in Egypt since the beginning of their work in the country, supervising the administration in the Egyptian-Japanese schools.
The experts said that the periodic performance evaluations reflected the success of the new system’s launch, and the establishment of the basic principles of Japanese education in the schools in Egypt.
They also expressed their honour at meeting President Al-Sisi, and highlighted their keenness to consolidate the foundations of the Japanese education system in Egypt.
This includes the process of training teachers and developing educational curricula in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education.
The experts additionally commended the Egyptian Government’s seriousness in developing the country’s education system according to the highest standards.
Meanwhile, they lauded the level of Egyptian teachers working in the Egyptian-Japanese school system, and their ability to comprehend the concept and principles of the Japanese education system.
The meeting witnessed a review of the various activities that are being implemented in the Egyptian-Japanese schools as part of the “tokatsu” system.
Egypt is the first country to adopt this system in the world after Japan. It is based on preparing an integrated approach to developing a personality of children from the very beginning, and their acquisition of positive values, behaviours, skills and habits.
The most notable of these are: bearing responsibility; cleanliness; order; commitment; independence; and problem-solving, among other good qualities that grow and integrate with successive school years.