"Education" signs a joint cooperation protocol to establish Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology specialized in agricultural fields in Minya Governorate
The Ministry of Education and Technical Education signed a cooperation protocol with Al-Ahly Group for Modern Agriculture and the National Charitable Fund “Education Life” to establish Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology in Minya Governorate, specialized in the fields of agricultural engineering, land and water, agricultural economics, orchards, agricultural crops, and animal production. And the domestic one.
The protocol was signed by Dr. Muhammad Mujahid, Deputy Minister of Education for Technical Education Affairs, Ahmed Lashin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly Group for Modern Agriculture, and Ashraf Negm, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Education Life” National Charitable Fund; To establish Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology in Minya Governorate, specialized in the fields of agricultural engineering, land and water, agricultural economics, orchards, agricultural crops, animal and poultry production.
Dr. Muhammad Mujahid stressed that the ministry’s strategy for developing technical education, which is based on 5 basic axes, the first of which is improving quality, through the establishment of an independent body to ensure quality and accreditation in the fields of technical education (Itqan), adopting curricula based on the merits methodology, and improving teachers’ skills. Through the establishment of an academy to train technical education teachers, in addition to the participation of business owners in developing technical education, and changing the stereotype of technical education.
Dr. Muhammad Mujahid added that the ministry seeks to increase the number of applied technology schools in various governorates, which contributes to improving the quality of outputs and levels of technical and professional skills for students of technical education and graduating students who are able to compete and join the local and international labor market in various fields and disciplines, which contributes to advancing the wheel. Economic development in Egypt, implementation of major national projects, and realization of Egypt's Vision 2030.
Dr. Amr Basileh, Head of the Central Administration for the Development of Technical Education, and Director of the Operation and Management Unit for Applied Technology Schools, said that the Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology in Minya Governorate will prepare qualified technical workers to work in the fields of agricultural engineering, land and water, agricultural economics, orchards, and crops. Agricultural, animal and poultry production inside and outside Egypt, by balancing the theoretical and practical sides. Curricula based on the merit system will be taught to students by carefully selected teachers trained in the mechanisms of teaching the curricula of applied technology schools, and the practical side will be applied by providing trainings Process and workshops for school students in Al-Ahly Agricultural Group farms and companies.
Basileh noted that the opening of the door for teachers and administrators to join applied technology schools will be announced soon, stressing that there is more interest towards teachers of applied technology schools as they are among the most important basic pillars of that system, and because of their effective and influential role in preparing students who are behaviorally and scientifically qualified, and are able To compete and join the labor market upon graduation.
For his part, Ahmed Lashin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly Group for Modern Agriculture, expressed his happiness with the group’s cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, to establish Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology in Minya Governorate. He stressed the group’s belief in the importance of cooperation between the private and public sectors; Because of its important and effective role in achieving economic development in Egypt.
Lashin explained that Al-Ahly Group for Modern Agriculture will undertake all the costs of establishing Nahr Al-Khair School for Applied Technology, and many disciplines and modern technological fields that address future professions will be applied, such as the fields of agricultural engineering, land and water, agricultural economics, orchards, agricultural crops, animal and poultry production. The group will provide many advantages for students and teachers in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and the National Charitable “Education Life” Fund, in order to serve the educational process, enrich the students’ experiences and skills, and make them able to compete and join the local and international labor market once they graduate from school.
In a related context, Ashraf Negm, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Education Life" National Charitable Fund, said that the fund works to support education in Egypt, and is considered the first of its kind as it combines a charitable endowment with professional institutional management through the specialized "NI Capital" holding company. In financial investments, he pointed out that the fund aims to find a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for educational projects, raise the level of education, support students and provide distinguished educational grants for outstanding students, in addition to financing the development of educational curricula, teacher training, and the establishment of educational platforms and other educational services directed to areas most in need.
He added that this comes within the framework of the state's interest in building the Egyptian person, especially in the field of education, and the Fund supports the development of technical education, which is one of the main pillars to achieve the objectives of Egypt's Vision 2030, by contributing to the establishment and development of applied technology schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education the private sector; In order to graduate a technically and technically capable student, able to compete locally and internationally, and fully qualified to join the labor market upon graduation.
The signing of the protocol was attended by Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Sayed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nahr Al-Khair Company, Dr. Laila Iskandar, member of the Board of Directors of the Fund, Dr. Ghada El-Nashar, Executive Director of the "Education Life Fund", Mohamed Metwally, CEO and Managing Director of NI Capital, and Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Director Investment of the "Education Life" Fund, and Mohamed Al Nabarawy, CEO of the Asset Management Division of NI Capital.