"Education" signs a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Space Agency in the field of scientific activities and cultural awareness of space technology
The Ministry of Education and Technical Education signed a protocol of joint cooperation with the Egyptian Space Agency in the field of scientific activities and cultural awareness in the field of space technology, within the framework of the Ministry's keenness on joint cooperation in the field of scientific activities and cultural awareness in the field of space technology.
The protocol was signed by Dr. Reda Hegazy, Deputy Minister of Education for Teachers' Affairs, on behalf of Dr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, and Dr. Muhammad Al-Iraqi, Vice President of the space agency.
Dr. Reda Hegazy said that effective participation through careful attention to education and training is the main factor for launching economic and social development, and we value the agency’s role in this field, especially since space science technology is the locomotive of development in various fields, and whoever owns space science technology possesses development tools in various fields. The most important of which is national security.
Hegazy added that our joint efforts will lead to a significant and sustainable impact on education, and that success in achieving its goals and advancing it depends mainly on the concerted efforts of all state institutions, noting that the Ministry strongly welcomes this sincere cooperation and will spare no effort to facilitate all means to achieve its goals to build Generations keeping pace with the terrible technological progress befitting our position among all nations.
The Deputy Minister expressed his happiness to participate in this great technological edifice and the fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Education and the Egyptian Space Agency under a wise political leadership that believes in the importance of scientific research in all fields, especially space sciences, so that this cooperation is the most valuable investment owned by Egypt and its students.
For his part, Dr. Mohamed El-Kossy, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency, expressed his happiness at launching this initiative to achieve the goals of the national space program set by the state in 2020 to spread the culture of space technology in secondary schools and universities and to produce Egyptian cadres to localize space technology in Egypt and put it in a decent place on the global map .
Al-Qossi pointed out that seminars and workshops have been organized in schools and that there is a so-called Space Day, and we welcome delegations from our students from public and private schools to achieve the greatest societal awareness of space technology, pointing out that starting from this day, workshops will be organized on how to collect space technology. The satellite in schools by distributing 100 models of dismantled satellites for students to assemble in 100 different schools at the state level so that our students can learn through them in a practical way the satellite systems and its functions and how to launch it, operate it and obtain data from it in the time of digital transformation.
The protocol aims to achieve support for research, studies and educational programs in the field of space science and technology, encourage benefiting from their results, participate in the preparation of qualification and training programs in schools and universities in the field of space science and technology, and work to raise the scientific and cultural level of space technology at all levels of study. Because of the importance of its role in human building, and the renaissance of the nation.
The protocol includes the Egyptian Space Agency holding educational seminars for students in schools in the field of space technology, through a specialized work team from the Egyptian Space Agency, and holding specialized workshops for students in the field of space technology, to suit each educational stage, and holding workshops for science and mathematics teachers. , social studies in space technology; To qualify them to transfer this experience to students in their schools, organize cultural, scientific and practical competitions among school students in the field of space technology, implement some educational satellite projects with the participation of students, and prepare a list of space technology concepts; To add them to the Ministry’s curricula at all stages in a manner that is appropriate for each stage, in coordination with the competent authorities in the Ministry, in addition to developing a conception of teaching aids and media, in coordination with the competent authorities in the Ministry, and developing a vision for the work of simplified curricula in the field of space technology suitable for each educational stage, in coordination With the specialists of the first party.
The protocol also includes the commitment of the two parties to joint cooperation to provide the necessary information and scientific data; To prepare training programs, workshops and projects that will be agreed upon in the field of space technology, starting from the planning stage, then design, then implementation, then follow-up, evaluation, and joint cooperation to provide scientific and technical support; To develop and design scientific, cultural, and training programs and activities in the field of space technology, and to prepare a set of different training packages and programs in this field.
On the sidelines of the protocol, a workshop was held for five schools, in order to train 3 science teachers from each school on the educational satellite, and each of these schools was handed an educational satellite, and a field visit was made to the space city.
The signing of the protocol was attended by Dr. Mohamed Afifi Al-Qousi, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency, Dr. Randa Shaheen, head of the public education sector, Dr. Hala Abdel Salam, supervisor of the central administration of basic education, Dr. Khaled Abdel Hakam, supervisor of the central administration of secondary education, and Dr. Akram Hassan, director of the Directorate of Education in Port Said.
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