The New Egyptian Education  System

Dr. Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education and Technical Education, highlighted that the new system aims to move away from the superficial approach to understanding and indoctrination to the development of important skills, problem solving and creativity.

Dr. Tarek Shawki, explained that the new education system 2.0 (which applies to Kindergarten classes until the third grade), and the use of modern technology in the Preparatory and Secondary Stages, as well as blended education, are future systems and are not connected with the Corona Pandemic.
The New Education 2.0 project is a large project that aims to provide education for all without discrimination, paying attention to learning systems and outcomes, and improving the quality of the research system. Dr.Tarek said that the project also aims at education for life, not for exams, and that lifelong learning is based on competence and acquiring skills for problem-solving, creativity and discussion; i.e. that the goals of the new education system will be “know, work, live, and be”.

Dr. Tarek Shawki also emphasized that the essence of development in the secondary stage revolves around changing the quality of questions to measure the degrees of understanding the learning outcomes. In each subject, the students, are divided into multiple groups, and the electronic exam is set for each group separately and at different times, according to the “open book” system, equal in degree of difficulty.

The Minister of Education provided the students with different  learning resources for all educational levels, such as:

  • The Egyptian Knowledge Bank
  • Edmodo Platform
  • Live Broadcast Platform
  • E-lessons Platform
  • Zakir Platform
  • Electronic Library
  • Ask the Teacher Platform
  • E-Books Platform

Some important  points to highlight about this new system:

  • “EDU 2.0” works on revealing the real talents of the students by developing their capabilities and skills to compete internationally.
  • The new curriculum is multidisciplinary.
  • Changes and developments included the textbooks.
  • No exams from first to fourth grade.
  • Paper exams will be replaced by a digital system(Secondary Stage).
  • Open Book exams;this aims to achieve the goal of comprehension rather than memorization(Secondary Stage).

N.B. Based on the directions of President Abdelfattah Elsisi two books have been added. The first book is about values and respect “Together  We Build ” for the third grade of primary stage; and another for the secondary  stage “Building  a National  Character “.

Inclusion Department

Providing educational services that aim at helping students who have problems which hamper their continuity in the general educational system.
Students who benefit from the inclusion program are those who have:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Mild Mental Retardation
  • Language Disorders