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Ministry of Education Trains Over 20,000 Teachers to Meet Shortage

The first batch of 15,902 teachers was placed in high-need areas in October 2023.

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Ministry of Education Trains Over 20,000 Teachers to Meet Shortage

The Egyptian government is addressing a nationwide teacher shortage through an initiative to appoint 30,000 teachers annually for five years. The initiative is currently in its third phase, with 11,144 classroom teachers and 18,886 subject teachers currently being tested. The Ministry of Education and Technical Education has already placed the first batch of 15,902 teachers in high-need areas in October 2023, while 20,866 candidates have passed central organization tests for the second batch in the meanwhile.

The plan includes hiring 50,000 temporary teachers annually, increasing by 15% each year, and recruiting 15,000 public service teachers. Additionally, 14,530 graduates from education faculties are being mobilized to help fill the gap.

Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly recently met with the Minister of Education and Technical Education to discuss measures to enhance the educational system by ensuring a sufficient number of highly skilled teachers. During the meeting, the importance of continuous teacher training to keep up with global educational developments was emphasized.

A new law, No. 15 of 2024, has been enacted to allow for extending the service of teachers in high-demand specializations for up to three years, a measure prepared in coordination with the Ministry of Finance to tackle the teacher shortage and improve education quality.

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