CAIRO: Egypt’s first vocational school for nuclear science will operate in 2016 in the city of Dabaa, where a nuclear power plant is being constructed; Youm7 quoted Vocational Education Minister Mohamed Youssef Tuesday.
“Funding the school will depend on the ministry’s budget while the 5-year study in the new school will be focused on nuclear power science,” Youssef said.
In a press conference held in Beni Suef governorate Saturday, Youssef said the government is working on creating a trained technical labor, by improving vocational curricula and schools.
In March, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decision creating eight new ministries including Vocational Education and Training Ministry.
The administrative structure of the new ministry was approved by Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) and was sent to the Finance Ministry to determine the required allocations, Youssef said.
“The new structure of the ministry features four main education departments in the fields of industry, agriculture, trade and tourism,” Youssef added.
Egypt will allocate €197 million ($214.9 million) for the development of the vocational education schools in Egypt over the next five years, Youm7 quoted Youssef in May.