Egypt, US in talks to cement education cooperation

Source : egypttoday


Minister of Education Tareq Shawqi met with US Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Egypt Heleln Lafave to discuss means of bolstering bilateral cooperation in the education field.

Shawqi voiced appreciation for the friendship ties binding Egypt and the US, saying he is looking forward to further cooperation with Washington in education, the Ministry of Education said in a Friday statement.

The education ministry works on introducing a new untraditional system that includes activities and contributes to building children characters as well as to developing their creative skills and critical thought, he said.

Meanwhile, the US official lauded the efforts exerted by Cairo to upgrade the education system, noting that she is keen to maintain the Egyptian-US fruitful cooperation in this field via Washington’s participation in training Egyptian teachers, providing educational programs in addition to exchanging ideas between schools in both countries.


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