Ministry of Education trains teachers for first grade students, kindergarten 

Daily News Egypt
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The total amount of general expenditure on elementary education reached approximately EGP 45.3bn in the fiscal year FY 2013/2014 (DNE file photo)

A total number of 128,596 teachers are currently being trained within training programme for kindergartens and first grade students, which started on 12 August, spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, Ahmed Khairy said.

This comes in the light of the directives of Minister of Education Tarek Shawky to implement the professional development programme for teachers.

The training programme aims to change the mental image of the teacher to conform with the reform vision of education in general and curriculum in particular, and provide teachers with the design of the new curriculum.

The Ministry of Education has planned several reforms to develop education in Egypt.

Last month, during the sixth National Youth Conference, Shawky announced the programme of the new secondary education system that will replace the traditional Thanaweya Amma system in the academic year 2018/19, through cancelling the scoring system of calculating total grades and switching to a grade point average (GPA).

Training of teachers for will start in September to qualify them to be eligible for the new system, which will be applied on students in the first secondary stage.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi previously marked 2019 as the year of education.

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