Students attend class on the first day of their new school year at a government school in Giza, south of Cairo, September 22, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
CAIRO - 11 August 2022: The Egyptian government directed total investments to the education sectors by about EGP 77.2 billion, as part of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 submitted by the Minister of Planning, Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, and approved by Parliament in its two chambers.
The investments include: working in the pre-university education sector to reduce the density of classes; creating, replacing and renovating 25,000 classrooms at all educational levels; establishing and developing about 13.8 thousand classrooms, and maintaining 1,430 schools; establshing, developing and expanding 8,400 classrooms at all educational levels in 75 urban communities located within the geographical scope of the first phase of the national project for the development of the Egyptian countryside Haya Karima.
The plan aims to continue reducing the illiteracy rate to 17 percent in 22/23 compared to 19 percent in 21 /22.
In this article, et highlights the details of what has been done in the education sector within the framework of Haya Karima initiative:
- Implementation of 2,427 projects, including 1,130 projects for the construction of school buildings.
- Conducting 1,297 development projects and raising efficiency to establish and develop 1,105 educational classes to serve the people of 1,477 villages.
- Allocating more than 2.7 billion pounds to the education sector within the "Haya Karima" initiative by 21/22.
A report by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development stated that the Egyptian state directed more than 1 trillion pounds, from the budget, for government spending on the education sector during the past eight years (14/2015-21/2022), with a growth rate of 158 percent compared to the eight years preceding the year 2015.
The national project for the development of Egyptian villages works within the framework of Haya Karima initiative, aims to change the living conditions and bring about a transformation of the Egyptian countryside and achieve integrated development to become an important and vital opportunity to support the national industry.
It also aims to provide job opportunities, reduce unemployment, expand the percentage of women’s participation in the labor market and improve their income and thus, change the livelihood of the Egyptian family and raise its standards, benefiting about 60 million citizens.