Education abroad: in Egypt appreciate the talents

To get an education in Egypt is difficult — and not only residents, but also indigenous people: here that it is better to have one gifted specialist, the lot, but mediocre. The education system in the country is characterized by high centralization and approach, which gives way to the talented and diligent, and students with average knowledge focuses on another path. About how to learn in Egypt, said Ukrainian Olga Navarro, who moved there 5 years ago. One woman’s son went to University, the other settled on getting a working profession, though, and planned to follow in the footsteps of his older brother. My son has mastered “a skill,” family life and moving up the career ladder, and the second — only studies, job and personal life time. But the salary he shines above, if you find a job in the profile.


In school in the Arab Republic of Egypt all children from 6 till 12 years go in a mandatory manner. After obtaining basic knowledge of their way determines the exam. Basic education is considered in two stages 1-6 class. After that you can devote to school for another 3-6 years for General or vocational education, but to continue training, the student will be required to pass difficult exams in the learned disciplines.

In 12 years, the slice of knowledge will determine what will be the child

“We, fortunately, have not passed these exams, because I moved here after the kids are in age and school fell under the last classes of secondary education, — says Olga. And they had to go through a challenging interview for admission to the school. They “drove” across all disciplines that come in the school curriculum. Neighbors with whom I have had time to meet you, we are very jealous: they argued that we got off lightly, as children Amisi (neighbor) passed the exams very hard. She said that since teachers vary in school rarely, they remember, and sometimes make notes, which further dictated in what class, and note who and what is not passed/passed weak or sick. These themes will be asking. Therefore, the students before the exam to get everything-all my notes from the first class, and repeat them”.

These sections of knowledge allow us to understand whether the student’s ability to study or not. The guys that don’t rent (they are, in the words of our compatriot, about half), are moving to a three-year study, during which they will receive vocational education. And those who pass such assessment, have the opportunity to study further 6 years, then can go to University. However, in reality those who go to higher education after high school — not enough..


After the exam the curriculum changes dramatically: the profile of the school comes from those who graduate in three years and go to work, and those who have to study another six years. “The Egyptians harshly talking with your children — I, for example, this style seemed too strict. But they have the usual 12-13-year-old child ask, whom he will. And the child will say! And hardly at it something will change by the end of school”. At all desire the one who the past six years the school has mastered a certain profile, to get away from him not will be able to: first, load the school will not allow you to be in all fields of knowledge an excellent student, and secondly, schools and universities are closely linked, and the admission shall be based on the school profile training.

HIGHER EDUCATION. It gives Egypt about 150 universities. To do this, you need to provide to the University evidence, where important to continue studies courses is high, or to take the exam on the profile. After receiving the training will consist of three stages. The first undergraduate students: in Egypt it is considered a full-fledged higher education. After receiving a degree of bachelor the student can continue education: master’s degree (another 1-2 years) doctoral degree (another 2-3 years). “Humanists study a four-year, engineers five years, doctors seven years, — said Olga. — In this study difficult. Gadgets are used, but many students write by hand. In the lectures that are read a lot, mostly new information that speakers prepare in events. To learn well, you have to watch, read and understand independently, as well as new information that even the teacher was not included in a few, is welcome.”


Education in the Egyptian universities listed in the other Arab countries, so students come here to learn from everywhere. At state universities tuition is free, and there are mostly Egyptians. In a private University for “their” study will cost $1500-2000/year, and for foreigners — almost twice as expensive ($2,5—4 thousand). Each University is a separate state with its own budget. Based on this, is formed and the policy of the University, opportunities for research and participation in international programs.

NO SPACES. Students are not truant, as to depart from the University very easy. But can, if necessary, to take the weekend (including in the Islamic or Christian holidays). “To work and to hold the topic still have: the program is so well-constructed that this knowledge is used not one, not two pairs. As such, mulligans, and especially some donations not pay — you or learn or depart”, — says Olga Navarro. It is also important that universities actively revive the Arabic culture and shape national identity.