Intel goes to school in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Education and Intel today signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out Intel’s Teach to the Future initiative in Egypt. Over the next three years, Intel will work with the Egyptian Ministry to train more than 7500 teachers in the country.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  April 29, 2004

The Egyptian Ministry of Education and Intel today signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out Intel’s Teach to the Future initiative in Egypt. Over the next three years, Intel will work with the Egyptian ministry of Education, to train more than 7500 teachers in the country. The implementation of Intel Teach to the Future in Egypt is part of Intel’s worldwide Innovation in Education initiative, a US$100 million effort to train teachers and students in more than 30 countries around the world. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Hussein Kamel Bahaeddine, Egypt’s Minister of Education, and Jason Chen, Intel’s vice president and sales and marketing group director. The initiative is expected to increase Egyptian teachers’ knowledge of Information Technology and train them to integrate IT usage within their curricula. This signing ceremony follows on from the announcement by Intel CEO, Craig Barrett last year that the initiative would start in 2004 in Egypt. “The Egyptian government has been committed to providing technology for everyone over the past several years and our strong collaboration with Intel will help teachers better understand and employ IT in their day to day interaction with students,” says Dr. Hussein Kamel Bahaa El-Din, Egyptian Minister of Education. The Intel Teach to the Future programme has been created to help teachers and students beyond the walls of the classroom and to turn the power of computer technology into teaching tools that will captivate students. Training includes the use of the internet, webpage design and multimedia software. Teachers learn how, when and where to incorporate technology tools and resources into their current lesson plans, create assessment tools, and align lessons with national standards said Intel. “The Egyptian Ministry of Education has shown a great level of cooperation and commitment to this program, and we at Intel look forward to playing a role in supporting Egypt’s position as a competitive economy in the Arab, African and global markets,” says Jason Chen, VP, sales and marketing group director at Intel.

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