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Monday, 2 March 2020

Your top 5 education stories

Your top 5 education stories of the week:

  • New technical schools: The Education Ministry is looking to develop 100 technical schools in Egypt by 2030 with domestic and international partners. 19 of the educational facilities are targeted to be constructed in the coming years, with at least one in every governorate.
  • The Unified Technical Education Act: 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, which would include forming an oversight committee composed of relevant trade and craftsmen.
  • New foreign change program: The Higher Education Ministry is looking to get private universities on board a new ministry-backed foreign exchange program that would promote the pursuit of a college degree at one of Egypt’s institutes of higher learning.
  • El Sewedy technical school receives Finnish accreditation: ُEl Sewedy Technical Education Academy signed an MoU with the Finnish International Foundation for Educational Solutions (FGES) to receive Finnish accreditation at a number of El Sewedy’s institutes in Egypt.
  • Salah the face of Vodafone education initiative: Mohamed Salah was named the ambassador of the Vodafone International Foundation, the EUR 26 mn fund that seeks to provide internet and communications access for school students located in remote areas in Africa and and soon to expand to Egypt within the coming year.

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