Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education has opened the first school for restaurant management, in the east Cairo suburb of Nasr City. The school carries the name of the military martyr Captain Ahmed Taalab.
On opening day, Muhammad Megahid, assistant minister for technical education, welcomed the students and teachers, and thanked both Americana Group, a leading restaurants and foods company in MENA, and the NGO Misr al-Kheir for collaborating with the Education Ministry for this school to see light. They had helped, he said, with teacher training and curriculum design.
For her part, Habiba Ezz, aide to the Minister of Education and coordinator of the education reform project, said: “The new school works according to modern international standards to prepare graduates qualified to manage and operate restaurants in the most up-to-date manner.”
According to Ms Ezz, some 120 male and female students have enrolled in the new school, shortlisted from a much larger number of applicants. They had to pass exams in the Arabic and English languages, also in mathematics, general knowledge, and communication skills.
Managing Director of Americana, Muhammad Hassan, expressed his company’s pride to cooperate with both the Education Ministry and Misr al-Kheir to promote education in Egypt, especially in the field of applied technology schools that conform to the highest international standards.
Collaboration of the government with the private sector and civil society was highly applauded by Saber Hassan, acting head of the education sector at Misr al-Kheir Foundation, who termed this collaboration the ‘development triangle’.
During the opening ceremony, the students presented a sports performance, and the school’s teachers were honoured for their best efforts in training students on how to use recent technological applications.
12 November 2019