Building a person starts with developing a culture of education, not just changing curricula

The labor market controls education options..Technological colleges and artificial intelligence give a strong blow to top colleges

Presidential pledge: The state is ready to bear the costs of 100,000 ICT students and spend £ 12 billion to rehabilitate them

We need to change the culture of education and not the curricula. This is the reality from which we all flee. We prefer to focus only on repeating some slogans that have not changed over the years and time, such as the educational curricula to create an understanding and conscious generation, or that the education system in Egypt is in place About memorization, do not understand, what is the reason for what we are in today, and no one paid attention to the fact that our educational curricula may be one of the causes of the education crisis, but it is not a complete crisis.

The crisis or problem has many different forms and causes, but the family remains the main focus.

I know the previous sentence may be shocking to many, but from my point of view it is the truth that we deliberately neglect, so that we distance ourselves from any accusation, and, as is our custom, look for a pen to which we attach any failure. on.

To be precise, I begin by borrowing a portion of what President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the day before last Wednesday during the inauguration of a number of Egypt’s digital projects for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, when he called for the culture of education in Egypt so that the aim is not for the student to obtain a university degree, but rather Orientation to new disciplines that the labor market needs, and its confirmation that a large number of colleges and universities that are new provide technological disciplines required by labor. market is and will be opened, such as artificial intelligence.

President El-Sisi gave an example in which we all live, which is represented in the interest of families in obtaining lessons for their children to be successful and excel, which reflects the Egyptian society’s awareness of the importance of education . Provide the newly established colleges with education and a real future, “and we may be negligent in announcing and marketing these new disciplines that society needs,” emphasizing that “we have no choice but to work differently and “find and develop ideas to maximize returns, income and wealth, or for the citizen or the country away from traditional methods. which became inadequate,” and noted that some small countries in terms of population were able to ‘ achieve a high gross national product thanks to innovation and development..

In order to strongly demonstrate the importance of education in Egypt, especially technological education, President Sisi said that Egypt’s wealth is limited except for a few gas and oil, so that no one would be under the illusion that the Egyptian state is over large wealth does not have. And our mineral wealth; he replied that Egypt has only three types: sand, marble and limestone, ”explaining that wealth in its true, enormous sense, we do not have, except for gas and oil Citizens’ lives and the maximization of their income. ”. Here, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, dr. Amr Talaat, explains about the owners of these specializations that they earn an income ranging from 15 to 20 thousand pounds per month at the beginning of graduation, and that it can reach from 5 to 20 thousand pounds per month. 10 thousand dollars a month.

President Sisi stressed that the Egyptian state is currently transforming digital performance and then relying on artificial intelligence, in order to transform the state into a new republic, and therefore the cost will be very large numbers, indicating the state’s willingness indicates the expenditure of 100,000 students of information and communication technology, if available.The ingredients for this, and President El-Sisi pointed out the importance of “Digital Egypt” projects for the future of Egypt and its children , and the need to raise this issue. so that people realize what the state is doing pounds to rehabilitate them at the highest level.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stressed that building a state is a path that requires patience, sacrifice and accelerated hard work.

Here ends the quote, and the truth is that the president has now touched on the most important issue in our lives, namely the culture of education, a term that some of us may see as new, and others consider it to increase as it add new. burden for the educational process, we are indispensable, and it will divert our attention from the main goal, That is the development of education.

And perhaps all of them have missed that all international trends, whether contemporary or the experiences of countries that are geographically close to us, or others far away from us and have been plagued by economic and social crises in the past, but they have a conviction achieve that what is needed for change and introduction is to change the culture of education, and not just the curricula. These countries have come to the firm belief that the issue of educational development necessarily requires a change in many concepts, ideas, values, behaviors, trends. and orientations, and other elements that make up the culture of the educational institution, which affirm that the culture of education and its change, are the most important condition for development to take place, and the truth This is a condition not only in education not, but in all areas of life around us.

The culture here is linked to the intellectual legacy, which is imprinted in the minds of families that there is one goal they should strive for, namely that their children enroll in one of the top colleges, taking into account that this type of college has over the course of time difference. Years ago the College of Law was one of the top colleges, but The situation changed, and the summit became a family monopoly on the faculties of “medicine, pharmacy and dentistry”, and after these faculties came second-class faculties according to the inherited family concept, which never thought about the future of children, except in this aspect, and never considered the idea of ​​linking education and the need of the labor market, or at least the desire of the son or daughter herself, because inheritance compels families and thus their sons and daughters choices that are known in advance.

It is the culture or the legacies that we want to change if we are really looking for a better and safer future for our children. By taking a quick look at the countries of the world, and the needs of the labor market, you will find that there is a significant change in the mechanisms and needs of the market. Yes, the doctor is required, as well as the pharmacist and before they the teacher and other important professions To build any society, but there is another type of work that has begun to creep strong, and dominate the labor market, and by that I mean jobs related to technology and artificial intelligence, which has become interfering in all aspects of life, which is something the state noticed years ago, when President El-Sisi warned of the need for attention to this type of technological education, and the disciplines that branch out from it become strong in the labor market. The state has indeed begun to establish applied technology schools and universities that specialize in technology, that have partnerships with international universities that have their name in the field, and at coming to that, government initiatives aimed at developing the skills of young people, whether in university education, or even university graduates.

Whoever followed the dialogue session for young people taking part in initiatives and beneficiaries of grants from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology last week will put their hands on the speech that President Sisi called to say what he said about changing the culture of education. Communication and Information Technology, which spoke about their eagerness to obtain training courses and scholarships through the Ministry of Communications, aimed at developing skills and consolidating a culture of digital transformation, self-efficacy and entrepreneurship, and the gap between academic study and bridge labor market. requirements.

Most important is what we heard from young people, specifically Abanoub Fawzi, a student at a school we He said that after obtaining the third grade of middle school with a total of 93.6%, he refused to enroll in the first secondary grade due to his strong desire to enter the applied technology schools, and despite of his family’s refusal, he joined one of them. who said that her father wanted from her childhood to enter the field of medicine like him, but she decided to change her father’s desire and enrolled in the Department of Game Design, which was not present in any university in Egypt not except at the Egyptian Informatics University, emphasizes her determination to achieve more excellence in this field because of her strong love for him, emphasizes the need to keep up with the times with the world’s trend towards the digital market.

Abanoub and Shahd, is a model for many students who want to choose their future on their own, but are confronted with a family rejection whose main source is the ancient culture that does not recognize the idea of ​​linking education to the labor market, or see technology not as a field for education.

This is what we are talking about, the need to change the culture of education. It is not important for our children to attend every summit, as a matter of social priority. There are colleges and educational opportunities that also have a future, and we must not forget that developed countries are now starting to pay attention to technological education and technical education, until they have achieved what I got there today, that is what we are all striving for.

Here it is necessary to mention the strategy of building the Egyptian person, which is partly about the weight and intensification of the technical skills required in the labor market, the care of innovative thinking, creative achievement and entrepreneurship for creative youth, and the creation of a new generation capable of implementing digital transformation projects, whether inside or outside Egypt. The best evidence of this strategy is the applied technology schools, which aim to change the stereotype of technicians in Egypt, and to produce a new generation of technicians who receive secondary education in laboratories at the highest technical level and are trained in the industry of telecommunications companies, and is complemented by the founding of Egypt Informatics University, which is the first university specializing in communications and information technology on the African continent, awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees in collaboration with two of the most prestigious American universities in computer engineering and science, namely the universities of Tordeau and Minnesota, and this university was established last year in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and has its doors open for the academic year 2021-2022, this is the future the state is looking for

The future that the figures talk about, saying that Egyptian digital exports have grown from $ 3.6 billion in the fiscal year 2018-2019 to $ 4.9 billion in the last year 2021-2022, and the growth rates of the sector vary between 15 and 17% each year.

This is the future the state is looking for for our children, but it needs the Egyptian families to be a partner in making this future.

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