Egypt Builds Professional School of Nuclear Physics

Egypt’s first vocational school for nuclear science will operate in 2016 in the city of Dabaa, in the northwest of Egypt where a nuclear power plant is being constructed; Al-Youm Al-Sabe’ newspaper quoted Vocational Education Minister Mohamed Youssef Tuesday.

“Funding the school will depend on the ministry’s budget while the five-year study in the new school will be focused on nuclear power science,” Youssef said.

In a press conference held in Beni Suef governorate, in central Egypt on Saturday, Youssef said the government is working on creating a trained technical labor, by improving vocational curricula and schools.

In March, a decision was issued creating eight new ministries including Vocational Education and Training Ministry.

The administrative structure of the new ministry was approved by the Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) and was sent to the Finance Ministry to determine the required allocations, Youssef said.

“The new structure of the ministry features four main education departments in the fields of industry, agriculture, trade and tourism,” Youssef added.

Egypt will allocate €197 million ($214.9 million) for the development of the vocational education schools in Egypt over the next five years, Al-Youm Al-Sabe’ quoted Youssef in May.

Egypt, Morocco & Tunisia Boost Scientific Research

Three out of North Africa’s five countries, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, signed a few days ago a joint declaration to bolster joint cooperation in scientific research in the fields of energy, water, health, agriculture and food.

Egyptian Minister of Scientific Research Sherif Hamad, Moroccan Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Al-Hassan Al-Dawoudi and Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Shehab Bouden signed the declaration.

Executive Director of the Science and Scientific Development Fund Amr Adly and Moroccan Acting Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Gamila Al-Mosala attended the signing ceremony.

Hamad said the declaration guarantees multilateral cooperation and opening up for three-way cooperation in scientific research among the three countries as well as allocating funds for financing research projects in the fields of common interest.

In statements to MENA, Hamad said the declaration stipulates organizing forums, scientific workshops and coordination between scientific research teams in the fields of energy, water, health and food taking into consideration the information technology applications.

The three Muslim North African Mediterranean countries also agreed on working out a mechanism to coordinate stances among them as regards participation in international programs for scientific research and innovation.



Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.
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