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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

World Bank-backed educational reform plan is not comprehensive enough for Egypt

Egypt’s World Bank-backed education reform plan is not comprehensive enough to effect real change, Amr Hisham Rabie writes for Al Masry Al Youm. He argues that the K-12 education reform strategy, which the World Bank is backing with a USD 500 mn loan, considers only two things: Early education and the digital transformation that will see students receive government-issued tablets to use in the classroom and for exams. It does not, however, address overcrowded classrooms or the fact that curriculums are in need of a serious update, according to Rabie. He urged the government to develop a “real strategy” to tackle the issues facing education in Egypt as a first step to developing the sector.

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