Egyptian teachers pass Intel course

Chip giant hails Teach Essentials Online programme a success

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By  Published  October 20, 2006

Intel and the Egyptian Ministry of Education has held a special awards ceremony to celebrate the 35 teachers who have completed the first Intel Teach Essentials Online (TEO) programme.

The global TEO programme is designed to provide teachers the necessary educational tools to assist them in incorporating technology in to the regular school curriculum.

“Intel is very proud to be here today to celebrate the first graduates of Intel’s Teach Essentials Online programme, and to have Egypt be the first country selected worldwide to launch the programme,” said Khaled El Amrawi, Intel’s general manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa.

“I sincerely thank HE Dr Yousry El Gamal and the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communications and Information technology for their support in launching Teach Essentials Online.”

El Amrawi said Intel was looking forward to increasing the TEO training in Egypt in order to reach its goal of providing Teach Essentials Online to every teacher in the country.

Intel hopes TEO will have a big impact on students’ education in Egypt and around the world, as well as shape the learning environment of classrooms as a whole.

The programme is one of a number of schemes Intel is undertaking in Egypt as part of its Digital Transformation Initiative in the Middle East and under its global World Ahead Programme, which aims at transforming lives in developing communities through technology access, internet connectivity and education.

The Digital Transformation Initiative is part of a long-term plan to provide educational opportunities, create jobs and provide IT support to local businesses throughout Egypt and the Middle East.

The aim is to aid in the growth of the IT market and the improvement of economies in developing countries.

As Egypt is the first country to preview it, the TEO programme is designed in Arabic, specifically for the region, and was developed in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

“Investing in our children’s education is investing in Egypt’s future,” commented El Gamal. “So by investing in how and what our children learn, we are paving the way for generations to come.”

The Intel TEO follows the establishment of the Egypt Education Initiative (EEI) announced at the World Economic Forum in Sharm El Sheikh last May.

As part of its commitment to the EEI and to improving the education sector in Egypt, Intel has pledged among many other things, to donate 8,000 PC’s to schools in Egypt and to train 650,000 teachers in Egypt by 2010.

It has trained 54,000 teachers so far.

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