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Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Thanaweya Amma system will lead to “disaster”

The new computerized Thanaweya Amma examination system will lead to an “inevitable disaster,” writes Al Shorouk’s Ashraf El Barbary. Education Minister Tarek Shawky did not offer any clear strategy as to how the new system will be implemented, particularly in remote rural areas that lack basic facilities and services, let alone computers and Wi-Fi connections, he says. Instead, El Barbary proposes a bottom-up approach to educational reform that begins with kindergarten and primary education and works its way up to high school, tackling issues such as training teachers, reducing classroom density, and developing school curricula.

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