President El-Sisi said during the ceremony that significant improvement in the education sector has been achieved.
He stressed that the newly announced system for Thanaweya Amma exams aims at reducing human error in correcting exams through the implementation of an electronic testing system.
El-Sisi warned that national achievements underway in the country are always faced by campaigns launched by “evil powers” who falsely claim that the state’s efforts aim at harming people.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, Minister of Higher Education, and other state officials attended the ceremony.
At the opening event, Prime Minister Madbouly said education is an issue of national security and represents a top priority for the government.
The prime minister said the state faces challenges in education such as the high number of students per classroom, poor education quality indicators, high illiteracy rates, and insufficient technical education schools
Egypt has about 30,000 schools with 500,000 classrooms and 23.5 million students., he explained.
He noted that 73,000 new classrooms, which would cost EGP 40 billion, need to be established to reach an opitimum ratio of students per class.
He added that 38 more universities are also needed to cope with population growth.
Madbouly said the state has invested EGP 100 billion in education, including higher education, over the past six years.
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