Egypt's Ministry of education launches National strategy to reform and develop Technical Education

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Aug 2022

Egypt’s Ministry of education announced on Tuesday the launch of the National Strategy to reform and develop Technical Education "TE 2.0”, to meet the needs of the workforce market according to international standards as well as the latest developments considering the new curricula and systems of the Technical Education in the country.

Egypt s Ministry of education
Egypt s Ministry of education


According to the ministry’s statement, the work to renovate and develop the curricula started with reforming and implementing 33 school programmes in the school year 2019/20 followed by reforming and implementing 15 school programmes in the school year 2020/21, then reforming and implementing 37 school programmes in the school year 2021/22.

In total, 85 curricula have been re-developed and reformed according to the Ministry.

The ministry added that the technical schools that implemented the newly renovated programs in September 2019 were 107. While the number was 118 schools in September 2020 and 881 in September 2022 in all sections of the Technical Education, whether industrial, agricultural, commercial, hospitality, or dual-education system.

The new curricula will be applied to all students in the first secondary class in private and public schools already implementing the new programmes. The ministry also said that all the school programmes will be reformed, redeveloped, and applied in all the Technical Education schools in Egypt in September 2014.

The ministry added that the Minister of Education approved the evaluation system for the Technical Education, which is based on the formative assessment that allows following up on students’ progress.

The statement said that the final diploma for students will be in their final third year, and it will be put with the participation of education experts and representatives from the workforce market. Furthermore, it will be implemented inside the training places. The final diploma will be evaluated by an external committee of specialists whether from the workforce or education.

Egypt’s Ministry of Education said that currently, it is training the cadres of the Technical Educations in various programmes such as TVET program, which is funded by the EU and the Egyptian government. The project provides technical support to the comprehensive Technical Education, which is funded by the German Government through the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH and the project of Egypt Workforce funded by USAID Egypt.

The Technical Education aims to train 40,000 teachers for the new school year 2022/23, the ministry stated.

The ministry further explained that 1250 trainees from 423 technical educational schools were trained for two days in 32 workshops on the new school programmes in 22 governorates. Moreover, 13,000 teachers will be trained through workshops to work, teach, and evaluate the first grade in the technical schools from 21 August to 1 September.

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