Undersecretary to the Ministry of Education, Farida Megahed, said Sunday that the school semester for Egyptian-Japanese schools is suspended until all the schools have been completed and furnished. She added that these schools must start off strong and avoid any setbacks.
The furnishing is reportedly still ongoing in the buildings, as well as the installation of floors and the athletic areas. Classroom smart boards will be installed next week as well as three football, volleyball and basketball courts.
The Ministry of Education accepted 1,800 pupils out of 29,703 applicants for enrollment in Egyptian-Japanese schools.
The Egyptian-Japanese education project is the result of a mutual agreements signed between the two countries, in which Egypt benefits from the Japanese educational system by applying it in 45 state-run schools.
The selected schools will follow the Egyptian curriculum, in addition to applying the ‘Tokosto Plus’ educational system followed in Japan.
The focus of the ‘Tokosto Plus’ system is on the value of time and cleanliness.
Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm