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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Education Ministry wants House to approve Unified Technical Education Act this session

LEGISLATION WATCH- Unified Technical Education Act to get House approval this session? The Education Ministry is looking to get the Unified Technical Education Act passed by the House of Representatives by the end of the current legislative session in September, head of the technical education department at the Education Ministry Amr Buseila has said. The draft law has been prepared by the ministry and will soon be presented to cabinet for review.

Details on the law are slim: Buseila said that the bill will include measures that would establish a committee consisting of representatives of various trade and crafts to oversee technical and vocational training processes.

The government is looking to step up private sector investment in technical and vocational training: The ministry said last week that it plans to partner with local and international companies to construct 100 new technical universities by 2030, and open five in 6 October, Borg El Arab, Port Said, Assiut and Luxor within the next two years. Deputy Higher Education Minister Ayman Ashour clarified yesterday that 19 of the universities will be built across the country, with at least one opening in every governorate.

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