Egypt’s Minister of Education, Tarek Shawky, has signed a cooperation protocol with Egypt Gold to launch the first government-backed technical school which will specialize in the making of accessories and jewelry.
Shawky further explained that this step is an attempt towards shifting the focus of technical education towards applied schools.
The minister also explained that ten other technical schools similar to this have already been launched but are tackling different fields such as agricultural and industrial, with the aim of changing the way that technical education is perceived in Egypt and end the stereotypes surrounding them.
The admission will be open until mid-September and eligible students are those with preparatory certificate from schools in Greater Cairo.
The school is located in Obour City and according to Shawky, four or five more branches will be opened. Moreover, students will also be granted a salary and will have two theoretical courses and four practical.
Mostafa Nassar, representative of Egypt Gold, said that there is a lack of technicians in the field of gold and jewelry making and so with the opening of the school, there will be qualified Egyptians ready to taken on jobs in commercial, agricultural and industrial fields.