The Ministry of Education and Technical Education does its best to provide
the best educational system for all Egyptian citizens. As a result, it is a
must for the ministry to identify the most critical problems and obstacles
that may hinder their strategy. The most urgent problems that currently
endanger the quality of the educational process are:
- The high density of the classrooms, where the
density of a single classroom may reach up to 120 students in some
- Some schools have two school sessions a day,
which weakens the quality and the efficiency of the educational outcome.
- There are several places which lack a school
building for their students.
- The birth rates exceed the absorptive capacity of
school buildings which currently exist on the map of the Ministry of
Education and Technical Education. This negatively affects the right of
the Egyptian child to get an quality education by the state.
In light of the aforementioned summary concerning
the educational crises in Egypt, specialized committees have
investigated some suggested solutions and their investigations have led
to the following conclusions:
- The Egyptian government greatly cares for
education due to its solid conviction that education is the magic key
for the progress and prosperity of the nation. As a result, the
government has carried out a set of procedures to solve the bulk of its
educational problem as follows:
- The government duplicated the budget of the
Educational Building Authority this year 2016/2017 for building new
schools and for the maintenance of older school buildings.
- The Ministry of Education and Technical Education
has made a record of all the unused spaces found at schools, especially
at the National Institutes. These have been approximated to up to 150
spaces and they will be utilized as school classrooms.
- A record was made of all the available pieces of
free land inside the National Institutes. And a study was conducted to
investigate the ability to provide more buildings in a way that does not
affect the ongoing activities. These new buildings will be built using
the available budget of such institutes.
- Employing the resources of the Educational
Projects Fund to build new schools. Supplementing the resources of the
Ministry by employing creative methods to enhance Ministry revenue,
which can in turn be used to build new schools.
The Ministry firmly believes that education is a
communal interest, and that it is necessary for non-governmental
associations, authorities, investors and the civic sectors to
participate in solving the problem of education. As such, the Ministry
has strived to gather all these associations together in an effort to
obtain their cooperation in confronting this societal problem.
The partnership of the civic sector to solve the
problem is included in a mechanism that ensures the benefit and right of
the Egyptian child to get unique educational services. The idea of the
partnership between the civic (investment) sector and the Ministry of
Education and Technical Education has been crystallized via an extensive
study of the topic.
The study has revealed that the obstacles, which
encounter the civic sector the most are those related to the lack of
free land and the difficulty in getting the necessary licenses for a
school building. As a result, the Ministry has approved several
procedures in order to encourage the civic sector to contribute in
solving the problem. These procedures include providing some pieces of
land inside the cities to be ready for building. These pieces of land
are given to the investors according to the provisions of the usufruct
law, wherein a private school is to be built on such a piece.
The initiative is to be implemented and framed as
- Providing land that is suitable for building.
- Providing the construction designs which comply
with the areas of land and the number of the classrooms that will be
- Facilitating the procedures required for
acquiring licenses to build and open the schools in a period of 2 to 3
months from the date of signing the contract.
- The educational building authority is to build
for the benefit of the investor (If they so wish) or provide all the
necessary engineering consultations and follow up on the constructing
and building activities
- They are obliged to build the land without delay.
- They must abide by the financial regulations
stated within the contract and they are not permitted to increase the
tuition fees without prior permission from the Ministry of Education.
- They are obligated to supply the best possible
educational quality at schools.