5 January 2013

Egypt: President Morsy Calls for a Genuine Reform of Education

President Mohamed Morsy has called for a genuine reform of education in order to build the Egyptian citizen, stressing the importance of field work inside schools, so that the Egyptian family may feel a genuine reform of education, out of the premise that building the Egyptian citizen is joint responsibility among the house, school and other community establishments.

This came during the meeting the president held Friday 04/01/2013 with Prime Minister Dr. Hisham Qandeel, Minister of Education Dr. Ibrahim Ghoneim and head of teachers union Dr. Ahmed El Halawany.

During the meeting, the Minister of Education submitted a report on his ministry's performance during the past five months, saying he will submit a national project for developing education at the coming cabinet meeting.

Ghoneim said a committee has been formed by Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education to submit a new plan for developing secondary certificate to an institutional and societal dialogue. He said the strategic plan (2013-2023) is currently being mapped out and will be put for societal dialogue before its endorsement.

Minister Ghoneim said education development map has been mapped out, adding this map will be financed by educational projects agency and education sponsors.

He stressed that the coming stage will witness transferring a number of technical education schools into distinguished training centers.

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