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Japanese schools' project essential for citizen-building strategy, Sisi says

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Dec 2019
Sisi with Japanese experts
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with group of Japanese experts who are expected to supervise the Japanese education system in Egypt (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
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A project to establish Japanese-style schools in Egypt is of a great importance for building Egyptian citizens, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Sunday.

Sisi made his remarks during a meeting with a group of Japanese experts who are expected to supervise the Japanese education system in Egypt.

Shedding light on the Japanese system's focus on honing students' personal as well as academic abilities and promoting the teamwork concept, Sisi commended the experts' enthusiasm for contributing to such a mega national project.

Meanwhile, the experts expressed their pleasure to meet President Sisi in Sharm El Sheikh, the venue of the 3rd edition of the World Youth Forum, which kicked off on Saturday.

They noted that their participation in Egypt's educational reform project is based on their appreciation of the country's cultural legacy and ancient history and the state's keen willingness to adhere to the best standards while working on this project, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

The meeting tackled the experts' action plan and proposed timeline for setting up and implementing a clear-cut plan to apply the Japanese education system in Egypt, including teachers' training and curriculum development in cooperation with the education and technical education ministry, Rady noted. 

The project, which aims to create 100 such schools, was agreed on during Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to Japan in February 2016.

Under a cooperation protocol signed between Egypt and Japan in 2017, Japan is providing the necessary technical support for the project.


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