CAIRO: An estimated four million graduates from Egyptian Universities nationwide are unqualified for the labor market, said Secretary-General of Presidency Specialized Council Tareq Shawqi Wednesday.
“There are 4 million graduates unqualified for labor market due to the bad education in Egypt… this is big number is very dangerous,” he told Happen in Egypt talk show on MBC Misr channel.
“The educational system in Egypt suffers big problems for a long time due to bad administration during the past years,” he continued.
He noted that the main reason behind deterioration of education system boils down to caring about personal gains rather than the public interests.
Chairperson of Egyptian Teachers Union Abdel Nasser Ismail told The Cairo Post on Aug. 31 that condemned the educational system, saying it is “corrupted.”
The Ministry of Education was under fire after it was discovered that around 40 students of Thanawyia Amma (secondary education or high schools) received zeros in all final exams that enable them to enter universities.
On Sept. 14, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi launched the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), during the Universities Youth Week held in Suez Canal University from Sept. 11 to 17, according to a presidential press release.
During his keynote speech, Sisi said that the presidency assigned the Specialized Council on Education and Scientific Research in March to prepare a professional training program to train youth for political and social participation.