Egyptian Ministry of Education announces the launch of new Egyptian-Japanese schools in the 2022/23 school year

FILE – Egyptian-Japanese School

CAIRO – April 28, 2022: The Ministry of Education and Technical Education announced on Thursday that three new Egyptian-Japanese schools will start operating in the 2022/2023 school year, making a total of 51 distributed between 26 governorates.

The new schools are located in the Port Fouad district of Port Said, in the city of Mostakbal east of Cairo and in Marsa Matrouh. Application is open for KG1, KG2 and Grade 1.

These schools teach the new Egyptian curriculum dubbed “2.0” and the Japanese Tokkatsu system, which consists of activities focused on developing children’s non-cognitive skills.

That is to say, by developing their autonomous capacities, their social and independent attitudes and by establishing human relationships which form the basis of academic success. Tokkatsu in Egypt is implemented through a set of activities such as class discussion, class teaching, daily coordinator, cleaning, and others similar to what is applied in schools in Japan.

In December, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education held a certificate ceremony for the first group of Egyptian Tokkatsu officers, who played a important in the promotion and practice of Tokkatsu activities in Egypt.

Education and Technical Education Minister Tarek Shawki said in February that Egypt hoped to increase the number of Egyptian-Japanese schools to 500.