UK and UNICEF ready to back Egypt education reform

The United Kingdom and UNICEF have launched a three-year partnership worth EGP276 million to support education reforms in Egypt.

The British Embassy in Cairo detailed in a statement on Sunday3/2/2019 that the project was agreed upon by the government of Egypt, Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UNICEF.

The official ceremony was attended by Minister of Education and Technical Education, Tarek Shawky, British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams; and UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Bruno Maes.

FCO allocated EGP 276 million for the project titled Integrated Education Services for Vulnerable and Marginalized Children in Egypt that mainly aims to contribute to backing the current educational reform process and improving the quality of educational services in Egypt.

This project comes as a timely support to the Ministry’s commitment to the transformation of the Egyptian Education system: Education 2.0, Shawky said.

With this agreement, Egyptian students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, Adams said.

With the support of the FCO, we focus in this project on cultivating what schools can provide, which- in addition to teaching- includes extracurricular activities and the engagement of parents and communities with their local education systems, Maes said.

Source: State Information Service Egypt