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Digitizing Education in Egypt, Step Towards Achieving Vision 2030

Digitizing Education in Egypt, Step Towards Achieving Vision 2030

Sunday, 16 August, 2020 - 10:00
FULL HOUSE: Jennifer Panditaratne and her husband Erajh juggle their own work while checking school assignments for their children. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

The education sector in Egypt is currently going through a major development at the technical, financial and investment levels.

Last week, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development established a National Charitable Investment Fund for Education. The Fund is the first of its kind, following a capital market legislation, which allowed the establishment of this type of funds to serve social and charitable purposes.

The government also announced the latest digital educational solutions provided by the educational al-Adwaa series for the first time in Egypt.

They come in line with the country’s keenness to develop educational means, including al-Adwaa series, to provide an advanced experience that keeps pace with the current era and supports the process of distance and self-learning.

These developments included several updates to al-Adwaa series e-application. It introduced smart code to link the printed book and al-Adwaa application on tablets and Android phones, according to Nahdet Misr Publishing Group.

Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed said the fund establishment aims at creating a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for educational projects, raising the level of the Egyptian citizen through education, as well as providing a distinct educational service to the most needy areas, while administering charitable work and endowment in an institutional and professional manner.

According to Saeed, Egypt believes in the impact of education in creating a social boom for the country and its citizens.

“We are avid believers in the importance and the necessity of using modern technology methods in various fields, on top of which is the education sector,” said CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House Dalia Ibrahim.

Using technological means in education has become a global and local trend, she noted.

“An unprecedented development in the Egyptian education system is seen nowadays, in addition to the great shift towards electronic and interactive education that has become evident, especially with the emergence of coronavirus pandemic for the first time in Egypt.”

Al Adwaa series, therefore, “was obliged to start a new era by offering new technological solutions besides changing its identity to cater the spirit of the new generation, abiding by the concepts of modern education.”

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