Edexcel event focus on UK education
Cairo, August 25, 2011
UK-based Edexcel, a leading provider of recognized academic qualifications, discussed the salient features of UK education and its relevance to Egyptian education sector at a recent training in Cairo.
“The objective of the event was to share key information with the Egyptian ministry teachers and professors,” said Jailan Gamal El Din, regional development manager – Applied Learning, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Edexcel.
“We sought to familiarise the education sector in Egypt about the UK credit and qualifications framework (QCF) and what this means for them as well as to review the results of introducing this framework in the UK.”
The conference also threw light on what moving to the credit rated QCF specification means in terms of structure and rules of combination as well as understanding the implications for existing learners, explore approaches to assessment, including assignment writing and student motivation and achievement.
“At the conference, we reviewed the requirements of the Edexcel BTEC quality assurance model and discussed ways to bring education and training to industry together in Egypt and ensure that learners are trained against international standards,” El Din added.
The key to modernize the education system in Egypt is to provide the right education that nurtures the skills of the fresh graduates and more importantly to bridge the gap between the knowledge obtained through formal education and actual skills required by employers in Egypt, according to El Din.
“The education system in Egypt should work on introducing students to the real-world workplace,” Gamal El Din emphasized. “It is important to ensure that the Technical / Industrial Schools, and Technical college graduates in Egypt meet the needs of the labour market.” – TradeArabia News Service