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Egypt education will decline under demographic growth

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Subject

Education in Egypt.

Significance

In April 2018, President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi approved a new strategy to reform Egypt’s education system, expanding access to quality primary education, improving teaching and assessment methods, and incorporating technology in classroom learning and examination. This was followed by the declaration of 2019 as the 'year of education', combined with increases in public education spending. The moves come in the context of population growth and a low general standard of education.

Impacts

  • Building new schools in satellite cities will increase the demand for private housing in such areas.
  • Education reforms will increase private investment in information and communication technology (ICT).
  • Improving the quality of the labour force will increase Egypt’s competitiveness ranking.
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