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Monday, 1 October 2018

Teachers are at the heart of educational reform in Egypt

Teachers are at the heart of educational reform in Egypt: Past attempts to reform education in Egypt through a change in curriculum have all proven ineffective, political science professor Mona Makram Ebeid writes in a piece for Al Masry Al Youm, where she argues that a lesson is only as good or bad as the person teaching it. Focusing on curriculum only tackles one aspect of the problem she says, adding that effort must be spent to refine teachers’ skills and advance their qualifications, not to mention raise their salaries, if Egypt ever hopes to see an improvement in the overall quality of education.

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