By: Ibrahim Eldeeb
CAIRO,Dec. 18 (SEE) – Egyptian-Canadian professor Dr. Hoda El Maraghi, who is participating in ‘Egypt Can’ Conference, stressed the importance of linking education with the Egyptian economy and industry to meet all needs of the society.
In her speech during the two-day conference, held in Hurghada, Maraghi said that each student should be well-trained to face all kinds of challenges and cope up with the current development.
She pointed out that the educational system, prepared by Education Minister Dr. Tarek Shawki, is very good, making the education process to witness progress.
Maraghi, who is the director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Center at the University of Windsor, noted that graduates of the technical faculties are highly required but there are complaints about that they don’t have the required skills.
She pointed to a report published by the World Bank Group which mentioned 40% of youth, whose ages are between 15 and 19 years, needs new skills.
“Technical education’s opportunities for the disabled should be offered,” she said, calling for establishing technical universities nationwide.
Earlier on Monday, Makram opened the conference with the participation of 28 Egyptian scientists and experts, who are working abroad. ‘Egypt Can’ conferences aim to develop a plan for the pre-university course.
They also target to benefit from the expertise of these scientists to improve the quality of education in their homeland.
Translator Hassan ElKhawaga