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Founded in 1836, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE) is the main government institution in Egypt that is responsible for basic education; kindergarten to grade 12. While governed by the laws and legislations of the Egyptian constitution, MoETE endorses and ensures equal opportunity for education to all, with more than 50 thousand public schools providing free education for more that 22 million students.
Since 2014, the Egyptian government has set education reform as one of its top national development priorities. In the academic year 2018/2019, the MoETE launched the new vision for education in Egypt; implementing the new system, ‘Education 2.0’, on pre K and grade 1, modifying the secondary education system with implementing ‘Education 1.1’, as well as adapting a new system of technical education with international standards, ‘Technical Education 2.0’.
Education 2.0 follows a multi-disciplinary learning approach whereby language, math, social studies and science will all be taught together in an integrated and interlinked package, by the same teacher following specific themes that provide structure for the class discussions, projects and activities.
MoETE also focuses on incorporating technology in the education system, the reason why the ministry introduced ‘Education 1.1’; a revamped secondary school system, where students utilize new technologies such as a tablet to access the Egyptian Knowledge bank —one of the world’s largest digital libraries. Besides technology, ‘Education 1.1’ aims to promote learning for life and endorsing the way students learn through understanding and not memorizing. The examination for the new system ensures students’ understanding of the material as it is relying on the ‘open-book’ examination style.
Further, MoETE realizes the importance of technical education and vocational training and their role in qualifying a large number of young people, as it can provide with skills and capabilities allowing them to meet the needs of the job market for highly educated, well-trained and greatly skilled workforce that is able to deal with up-to-date technology. The ‘Technical Education 2.0’ is an innovative program that will be the spearhead of the transformation of the Egyptian Technical and vocational Education and training system, based on a new vision and sustainable approach for the development of the future Egyptian professional work force. The academic year 2018/2019 saw the introduction of a new system observing the implementation of its first blocks through the “Applied Technology Schools”; a collaboration between MoETE and private sector in the labor market, as well as international accreditation institutes.
'Education 2.0’ aims to build the student’s capacity and skills for problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, negotiation, teamwork, and other skills that help them to develop their personalities and deal with the issues of the age. The new system encampasses bold interventions to modernize the education system to create a generation capable of achieving Egypt Vision 2030, to bring back learning to the classroom in an attractive and exciting way reflecting the needs and interests of the generation.
Technical Education 2.0 has five key transformation pillars that the ministry is currently implementing, the pillars are:
The following are the main activities/tasks of the Technical Education Sector within the MoETE:
1.Administering 2500 Technical Secondary Schools (TSSs), providing services for 1.9 million students in 3 and 5-year formal programmes issuing Diplomas in Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural and Tourism disciplines
2.Providing more than 100 different technical education specialisations
3.Providing both conventional and dual education programmes
4.Operating School to Work Transitional units to support students
5.Some TSSs are operating as productive schools called Capital projects to train students in a productive environment and generate income.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Secondary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||Interested to contribute|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to lead|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to contribute|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to learn|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Moderately interested|
|Knowledge development||Moderately interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Moderately interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Highly interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Moderately interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Not interested|