President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Education Minister Dr. Tarek Shawki and discussed endeavors exerted to improve all grades of the primary education system.
The meeting was attended also by Major General Mohamed Amin, Advisor to the President for Financial Affairs, Dr. Mervat El-Deeb, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nile International Certification Unit, and Dr. Slafah Goueili, Director of the Nile International Certification Unit.
The Spokesman for the Presidency Ambassador Bassam Rady stated that Sisi was brief with the efforts of the education ministry with regard to a comprehensive and integrated modernization of the primary education system.
In this regard, the president called for paying the utmost attention to students’ intellectual and educational building.
“President Sisi asked concerned officials to work sincerely for the purpose of raising awareness of the correct understanding of the principles and teachings of religions, the freedom of belief, tolerance and acceptance of difference,” Rady added.
Sisi also demanded to care for sports activities and proper physical construction, within the framework of the state’s strategic approach to build the Egyptian person at academic, knowledge and health levels.
“The president directed the concerned bodies for the expansion of the use of e-learning applications and the mechanization of teaching means,” Rady noted.
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On his part, Education Minister Shawki reviewed the progress of work in the secondary exams (Thanawaya Amma) for the current academic year, which are attended by about 1.5 million students and half a million employees of the educational cadre.
The minister also presented the executive position of the technological infrastructure of the new education system, including the new evaluation system in the secondary stage through electronic tests using tablets and interconnection networks.
Moreover, he reviewed the programs and projects related to the process of developing education, such as teacher training programs, the establishment of new schools like the Japanese schools and schools for the special needs students, the preparation of new educational methods and curriculum development in conjunction with specialized international bodies with long experience in this field.
The Egyptian Presidency Spokesman pointed out that the education system in the Egyptian Nile schools, which grants an Egyptian educational certificate in accordance with international standards, was also reviewed.