University of Cambridge International Examinations is providing an extensive range of education and teacher support services for a new group of schools being piloted in Egypt.
The first five Nile Egyptian Schools will be fully open by July 2015, with approximately 1,000 learners in each school aged 4 to 18.
We are developing English and Arabic medium curricula and assessments in eight subject areas. These are benchmarked to Egyptian and international standards. Learners will gain internationally accredited certificates at grade 10, 11 and 12 (ages 16 to 18).
Cambridge is recognised around the world for developing course content and assessments that can be offered within or alongside local education programmes, while maintaining internationally benchmarked standards.
Cambridge Assistant Director, Educational Partnerships, David Jeffery, says, ‘Learners at Nile Egyptian Schools will develop the knowledge and skills that are relevant to their own local context, as well as those which are developed by learners at a comparable level around the world’.
We are also offering teacher and leadership training, and professional development for teachers; all benchmarked against international standards.
The Nile Egyptian Schools are not-for-profit schools, with the majority of funding coming from the Educational Development Fund of the Office of the Prime Minister. The project will extend access to families for whom private education is out of reach.