Your top 5 education stories for the past week
Your top education news stories in Egypt this week:
- The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) is requesting clarification from the Education Ministry on its decision to place a 20% cap on foreign ownership in private and international schools, FRA Deputy Chairman Khaled El Nashar said, according to Al Mal.
- The Education Ministry is looking to incorporate early childhood skill development into its reform program, ministry official Reda Hegazy told Lobna Assal on Al Hayah Al Youm.
- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has inaugurated an energy research center at Ain Shams University last week.
- Egypt’s vocational education gets a boost: Three newly-opened technology universities in New Cairo, Quesna, and Beni Suef form part of government efforts to develop the country’s vocational education system, offering higher academic qualifications, better training, and a closer match with the needs of the labor market, reports Al Fanar.
- Education Minister Tarek Shawky discussed possibly teaching a Chinese language in Egypt’s primary schools with Beijing’s ambassador to Cairo, El Watan reports. It is unclear if this would be Mandarin or Cantonese.