Egypt announces 400 teaching posts at applied technology schools

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Aug 2023

Egypt's Ministry of Education and Technical Education announced on Thursday it wants to recruit over 400 teachers and staff in 12 governorates for 38 applied technology high schools and two centres of excellence.

File Photo: the teacher is teaching in the class. Al-Ahram


Vacancies are available in all subjects as well as cultural and administrative specializations, the ministry said in a statement.

Interested candidates can apply from 17 August to 3 September on the ministry's website

Applied technology schools are model technical education institutions run by the government, providing a free three-year education programme, the ministry's website reads.

On Tuesday, the ministry announced it will inaugurate five applied technology schools in 2023/2024, bringing the total to 52 nationwide.

The recruitment comes amid a shortage of teachers in Egypt, which UNICEF officials recently highlighted for being one of the top challenges facing the education system in the country.

UNICEF Egypt's head of education Shiraz Shakra noted on Sunday that one of the challenges facing the education system in Egypt is the shortage of teachers, along with the reduction in knowledge and skill levels brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic and a decline in kindergarten enrolment rates.

“While student enrolment rates [in general] have increased, the overall number of teachers has decreased,” Shakra said, emphasizing the percentage of school-aged children is expected to rise by 30 percent by 2030, meaning around eight million students will join the education system.

Working at technical institutions offers benefits like professional development through high-quality international training, the ministry said on Thursday.

Teachers gain hands-on experience to advance their careers and are rewarded for strong performance.

Applicants will be notified after the deadline via phone or email to schedule an assessment and interview, which are required for placement at one of the technical schools.


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