Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has led the development of the basic education system to ensure better learning and skills acquisition, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said on Sunday.
He also stressed the importance of inculcating the values of learning to replace “the traditional ideology that reduced the process of learning to simply obtaining a certificate”.
This happened during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Education Reda Hegazy.
Accordingly, the Egyptian President stressed the importance of emphasizing community dialogue and investigation in the field of education development with emphasis on discovering and developing talents, as they are the engine of national progress.
In addition, Al-Sisi asked relevant parties to pay attention to teachers, as they are the cornerstone of the educational process.
This will be done through the selection of a thousand emeritus teachers to qualify them at the highest level and place them at the forefront of the future generation of school principals.
The president also directed not to limit the high school electronic correction process to a central headquarters and to expand the establishment of regional centers nationwide.
Rady added that, for his part, Hegazy reviewed the main pillar on which the educational process in Egypt is based and the ministry’s strategic projects in this context, which include the developed education system, teachers, technical education, the construction of programs for the different stages of education, and the ‘Egypt’s Distinguished Schools’ project.
He also presented Egypt’s experience with Nile schools, Japanese schools, as well as digital transformation projects carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, particularly with regard to secure databases, electronic platforms and the central examination platform.
Hegazy also presented his ministry’s programs for the training and qualification of teachers, the mechanisms for measuring their performance, as well as the competency selection checks in new appointments and the “I am the teacher” program, which aims to highlight the social value of the teacher.
The President was also briefed on the Ministry of Education’s strategy to develop the technical education sector with the aim of transforming the curricula therein to be skill-based by the graduate so that they can meet the needs of the labor market, in addition to presenting the experience of schools of applied technology, as well as efforts to develop the examination system for Egyptian children living abroad .