Hegazy said, during the Senate’s plenary session devoted to discussing requests for a general debate regarding the school’s restoration of its leadership, and the enrollment of autistic children in schools, “This year’s certificate will include strengths and points that need support for a student.”
He added: “Among the points that will be in the student’s evaluation are the characteristics of bearing responsibility and other skills,” adding: “For the first time, parents will participate in the evaluation of their son.”
The plenary session of the Senate witnessed parliamentary demands for interest in technical education, and for there to be a supreme committee specialized in developing a strategy for education in Egypt.
For his part, Representative Abdel-Alim Al-Sheikh, a member of the Senate, stressed the importance of forming a supreme committee specialized in developing a strategy for education in Egypt that includes experts and scholars to decide how to start, saying: “Every minister comes to innovate and innovate, and what is happening is not priceless and does not substitute for hunger, the issue is greater than Minister of Education”.
Al-Sheikh pointed out that the state incurred billions from its budget for the “tablet” project, which did not bear fruit, and the parliament had a great role in confronting the policies of the former minister.
In his turn, MP Abul-Naga Al-Mahrezi stressed the importance of giving priority to technical education, as it is considered the locomotive of development in Egypt, saying: “In Germany, technical education is an important matter, we here come out of ignorant people.”--
Al-Mahrezi went on, saying, “We were happy with the Minister of Education, but the form of our joy came out of the blue.” This is the phrase that Counselor Bahaa Abu Shaqqa, the representative of the council who presided over the session, decided to delete it.-
Al-Mahrezi stressed the importance of confronting the phenomenon of private lessons, as well as his demand for the expansion of private schools.
In the same context, Representative Hisham al-Haj Ali demanded attention to the teacher, the basis of the educational process, but he lost professionalism when he started working in the morning at school, and worked on “Tuk-Tuk” at night to pay off his debts, pointing out that the teacher does not have the right to be a free teacher, such as Engineer or lawyer, and the parliamentarian added: “I do not mean by that to allow private lessons, on the contrary, but we must guarantee the teacher’s rights.”
The requests include that submitted by Representative Nabil Dabes and twenty members, to clarify the government’s policy regarding how the Egyptian school can regain its educational leadership within the framework of the new vision of the republic, while the second request is submitted by Dr. Al-Khasous asked about the measures that have been taken to reform the current conditions in all stages of education, the first of which is the emigration of the student and the teacher to the school throughout the year for the sake of private lessons, as a result of which many schools have turned into useless buildings.
And the third was submitted by Dr. Dina Helaly, a member of the Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee in the Senate, regarding clarification of the Ministry of Education’s policy regarding mechanisms for implementing the enrollment of children with autism in schools, in light of the lack of commitment of some of them to implement the ministerial decision regarding the system for integrating students with disabilities No. 252 of 2017.