President Abdel Fattah El Sisi instructed the government on Monday to grant temporary licenses for all kindergartens across Egypt until they legalize their status, according to Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
President Sisi’s directives came during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Social Solidarity Minister Nevin Al Qabbaj, and Presidential Adviser for Financial Affairs Mohamed Amin.
The meeting probed the Social Ministry’s activities in the fields of supporting kindergartens, social education, and supporting irregular labor.
Meanwhile, Qabbaj reviewed the situation of the kindergartens that are estimated at 14,000 kindergartens nationwide, including 10,000 unlicensed ones, as well as the ministry’s plan to set up an integrated database on all the kindergartens.
Qabbaj also briefed the president on efforts exerted to develop nurseries, establish new ones in villages and new urban areas, and establish more nurseries that take care of children with disabilities.
The minister also reviewed efforts meant to maximize the educational opportunities within the framework of the social education offered to groups benefiting from social protection programs in addition to the ministry’s efforts to increase equal educational opportunities in elementary education for the students of families of the Takaful and Karama (Solidarity and Dignity) Program.
In this regard, Sisi directed the minister to include the students newly enrolled in universities of families of the Takaful and Karama into the social protection programs and increase the ministry’s financial resources worth one billion Egyptian pounds to render the equal educational opportunities successful.
The meeting reviewed details of the presidential initiative to establish a fund for supporting the irregular labor and the ministry’s efforts related to the vocational training for the youth in cooperation with the private sector.
They also reviewed the ministry’s efforts to establish social solidarity units at the Egyptian universities, which aim to provide social protection services, promote citizenship, and organize field visits to the national development projects.