U.K education delegation to visit Cairo next week
Robin Grimes

CAIRO: A U.K delegation of educational experts will arrive in Cairo next week in order to assist the creation of a better education system for Egyptian youth in accordance with international standards, said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a statement Tuesday.

The delegation, chaired by Foreign Office Chief Scientific Adviser Robin Grimes, includes Claire Durkin, head of International Science and Innovation Strategy at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the statement noted.

Senior representatives from the U.K higher educational institutions and presidents of 15 British Universities will meet their Egyptian counterparts in Cairo and Alexandria and in a number of Science and Technological Universities.

The talks will tackle reform policies of education that include scientific ways to build a better and more independent system in the Egyptian higher education, the statement continued.

In May, British Ambassador John Casson launched the £20m Newton-Mosharafa fund (British-Egyptian science and innovation partnership over five years.)

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund is named after British mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, regarded one of the most influential scientists in history, and the Egyptian theoretical physicist Ali Moustafa Mosharafa, who contributed to the development of quantum theory.

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  1. Hassan
    October 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Teachers not forced to speak formal Arabic in class, speaking slang. This results in difficulty for students reading formal Arabic textbooks and information online so don’t progress well.

  2. Hassan
    October 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Obsessed with learning English but most of us speak poor English, because to bridge into another language you need to know your own first and we don’t promote formal Arabic in class.

  3. Hassan
    October 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Cheating, disorganisation, and not following rules by teachers and students is a big problem. Until we respect rules as a culture, and are organised new rules won’t effect anything

    October 14, 2015 at 6:31 am

    WRONG CHOICE!!!!!!! Egypt MUST STUDY and FOLLOW the GERMAN EDUCATION SYSTEM!!! Enough of people like EZZ ,who was [is] the CHAIRMAN of BISC ,in a school where the students NOT ALLOW TO TAKE HOME THE TEXTBOOKS from GRADE 1 to GRADE 7 to study from it!!!! ENOUGH of MAKING MONEY BY MAFFIAS FROM EDUCATION!!!!

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