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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Education Minister Tarek Shawky on June 24, 2018.

UPDATE: President Sisi directs to develop education system according to latest int'l standards

Sun, June 24, 2018 20:07

CAIRO, June 24, 2018 (MENA) – President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has directed the government to observe the most up-to-date world standards in upgrading all aspects of the education system so as to lay a strong foundation for the future of education in Egypt.

The president’s directives to this effect came at a meeting he called Sunday with Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouli, Education Minister Dr Tarek Shawki, Communications and Information Technology Minister Dr Amr Talaat and the Assistant Armed Forces Chief of Staff for Systems, Major-General Aasem Abdel-Mohsen, the Spokesman for the Presidency, Ambassador Bassam Radi, said in a statement Sunday.

Observance of the latest world standards in upgrading the education system should cover all aspects, including the educational installations, curricula and the electronic infrastructure, President Sisi said during the meeting. Invoking such standards would save us the need for introducing any amendments or alteration in the foreseeable future, in effect ensuring the stability of the education system with all its aspects including e-education, the president added.

President Sisi also placed emphasis on paying due attention in the process of upgrading the education to the value system with a view to promoting the principles of discipline and commitment, Spokesman Radi said.

The meeting was called by President Sisi to review the national strategy for upgrading pre-university education, Spokesman Radi said, adding that this strategy is based upon developing the aspired skills for students in all stages and enriching the elements for building the Egyptian personality.

During the meeting, Education Minister Shawki presented a report on the basic steps taken so far to implement this strategy with the use of information technology in the areas of e-education, development of the digital content and the training of teachers.

Implementation of the new strategy, Minister Shawki said in his presentation, is due to begin during the schooling year 2018/2019.

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