Dr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, and Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, Governor of Cairo, today signed a joint cooperation protocol with the Production Cooperative Society for the Pottery, Ceramics and Refractories, and the National Charitable Investment Fund for Education “Education is life”; To establish the “Al-Fawakhir Secondary School of Applied Technology”, attached to the Old Cairo Education Administration, in the Governorate of Cairo.
The signing of the protocol was attended by ing. Jihan Abdel Moneim, deputy governor for the southern region, dr. Mohamed Mujahid, deputy minister for technical education affairs, dr. Mohamed Emara, head of the sector for technical education and equipment, dr. Amr. Basileh, Head of the Central Administration for the Development of Technical Education, Director of the Operational Unit and Management of Applied Technology Schools, and Sayed Fathallah Sayed Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Production Cooperative Association for the Pottery, Ceramics and Fireworks. , Ashraf Mohamed Ezzat Negm, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the (Educational Life) Fund, and a number of leaders of the Ministry and the Cairo Governor.
Dr. Tariq Shawky expressed his happiness during his speech at the celebration of the signing of the protocol, emphasizing that this protocol comes within the framework of strengthening aspects of fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, the Cairo Governorate, the Productive Cooperative Society for the Pottery, Ceramics and Refractories, and the National Charitable Investment Fund for Education (Education) Hayat), where today a joint cooperation protocol will be concluded between these parties; To establish the “Al-Fawakhir Secondary School of Applied Technology”, attached to the Old Cairo Educational Administration, in the Governorate of Cairo, and that school will operate in a system that combines both the integrated technology parks system and the dual education system, and international quality standards apply, from the beginning of the academic year (2022/2023).
Dr. Tariq Shawky explained that this protocol is a true translation of the vision and directives of the political leadership to preserve crafts and heritage industries, and to support and encourage handicrafts, by opening a technical craft school to teach pottery, and to graduate a new generation. of distinguished craftsmen, with high artistic abilities, through curricula Effective courses and specific disciplines covering the field of pottery, ceramics and refractory materials.
Dr. Tarek Shawky pointed out that technical education in Egypt has seen a great interest from the state during the recent period, as the (Technical Education 2.0) program was launched, within the new Egyptian education development system, and one of the most prominent characteristics of this program are the development of technical education curricula, according to the competence methodology Teaching of entrepreneurship programs that will enable technical education students to implement their own projects after their graduation and their entry into the labor market.
The minister said that the secret of the success of the applied technology schools’ experience lies in the fact that they are an integrated education system capable of developing technical education in Egypt and keeping it in step with the best education systems in the world. to prepare and qualify teachers, according to the latest systems and standards, through training approved by experts from inside and outside Egypt, in addition to preparing qualified graduates in various specializations needed by the labor market.
The minister added that in order for success to continue, the vision of all parties involved in the education, training, industry and service process must be integrated with the ministry, and community support must be obtained and strengthened. In order to provide high-quality technical and technological education, increase the level of graduates in technical education, and keep pace with the rapid technological and industrial progress.
The Minister of Education added that due to the success of the experiment, and the increased demand of students to enroll in this type of school; The Ministry – under the order of the President of the Republic to expand the establishment of applied technology schools in various governorates – opened many of these schools in various disciplines and fields: industry, agriculture, commercial and hotel, for which application is made. the first time, bringing the number to (41) schools. The aim is to operate 100 applied technology schools by 2030.
The Minister praised the active participation of all stakeholders in the service of education and its issues, and the support of the various initiatives of the Ministry, in addition to the crucial role that civil society institutions play in this framework.
For his part, Major General Khaled Abdel-Al, governor of Cairo, confirmed that the signing of a protocol to establish the first secondary school of applied technology to study the pottery industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Cairo Governor, the National Charitable Fund for Education and the Productive Cooperative Society for the Pottery, Porcelain and Refractory Industry is a new birth of the preservation of a Historical heritage craft and its development, as a continuation of the process to revive the history of an industry from the ancient Egyptian heritage with the aim of achieving sustainable development in one of the oldest Egyptian industries.
The governor of Cairo indicated that today we are witnessing the launch of a new renaissance to revive that heritage with modern tools and techniques to achieve development and sustainability in this industry, as the state is eager to bring forth a generation of creative artists to prepare qualified on modern scientific foundations to work in the ceramic, pottery and refractory industry.
The governor of Cairo added that the directives of the political leadership to establish a school in the Al-Fawakhir area comes as a continuation of the industrial development process that Egypt is witnessing, including that industry, and the creation of a new generation that carries in its hand the experience of artists of the makers, in addition to a modern scientific base through a curriculum and systems established by the Ministry of Education Technical participation and coordination with the National Charitable Fund for Education, which has a vision for the continuation of this industry emphasizes to consolidate the leading position of the Egyptian industries locally and internationally and to be a new tourist destination that can be added to the tourist attractions.
The governor of Cairo stated that the governor provided a building in the town as a school to take advantage of the fertile environment around the pottery industry to promote that industry and contribute to the continuation of the presence of technical cadres which to the development of this industry on a scientific basis according to the curricula offered by the Ministry of Education in general and the promotion of the town in particular.
Mr. Sayed Fathallah, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Production Cooperative Association for the Pottery, Ceramics and Refractories, said that the association would like to welcome His Excellency, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and all the attendees ; Because of their interest in the digital industry, to preserve it from extinction and promote it, he added that it is an honor for the association to contribute to the educational process to graduate new productive cadres that combine craftsmanship and science .
Ashraf Mohamed Ezzat Negm, chairman of the board of directors of the (Education Life) Fund, for his part expressed that the Fund has the honor of participating in the establishment of the first technical school that teaches ceramics and pottery in Egypt, and the Fund is proud to contribute to the financing of this school within the framework of the state’s plan to revive heritage crafts and create generations of skilled craftsmen to improve and protect this craft from extinction, and the Fund is proud on supporting technical education, as one of the main pillars to achieve Egypt’s Vision 2030, by contributing to the establishment and development of applied technology schools in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education.
Part of the protocol signature
A cooperation protocol to establish Al Fawakher Secondary School of Applied Technology
A joint cooperation protocol to establish Al Fawakher Secondary School of Applied Technology
A Joint Cooperation Protocol to Establish Al-Fawakher Secondary School of Applied Technology in Old Cairo