British Council trains 360 Egyptian English instructors
Minister of Education Moheb EL-Rafie - YOUM7
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CAIRO: A total of 360 English supervisors will be trained at the British Council for seven weeks per a decision by Minister of education Moheb el-Rafie, Youm7 reported Sunday.

The courses, lasting from Aug. 2 until Sept. 17, will include supervisors from all the governorates to enhance their skills in an efforts promote their vocational development and provide the training for other teachers.

The courses will be funded by the British Council, including the fees, curriculum and the meals, said Rashad Ramadan, English Language Teaching Counselor at the Ministry of Education.

The training will involve two courses held at the branches of the Professional Teachers Academy in four governorates; Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Assyut in Upper Egypt, he added.

In February, Rafie met with British Ambassador to Cairo John Casson, emphasizing the the importance of training Egyptian teachers either in Egypt by the British Council or in the U.K., el-Watan News reported.

The minister also said that four batches of English, science and mathematics teachers have already taken the course.

In 2014, former Minister of Education Mahmoud Abu el-Nasr said that curricula for the year 2014/2015 had been developed for English and French courses, adding that there is a plan to shorten academic school books into about 200 pages each.

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