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President of the National Council for Human Rights Inaugurates a Workshop under the Title “Education between Reality and Hope”

Mr. Mohamed Fayek, President of the National Council for Human Rights has inaugurated a workshop under the title “Education between Reality and Hope”, which was held on March 14, 2021, by the Council. Mr. Mohamed Fayek has emphasized the Council's strong interest in education as a fundamental human right, and that the Council is currently finalizing its project to review curricula from a human rights perspective. He also addressed the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant anticipation, confusion, and painstaking effort on the parents’ shoulders, as well as the inability to use the Internet in many places and for many categories.

Nevine Mosaad, Member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), and the Rapporteur of the workshop stressed emphasized that the challenges of post-corona education are a reflection of pre-pandemic challenges, including education expenditures, infrastructure problems, technology, and Internet connectivity.

The meeting was participated by Dr. Randa Shahin, Chairman of Central Administration of Kindergarten and Primary Education, who stressed that the issue of education affects every Egyptian home, that cooperation and integration are needed to address these problems, and that teachers must be trained to present the new curricula properly.

Prof. Hossam Badrawi, stressed the importance of sustainability in policies, non-discrimination, and the emphasis on the quality of education and the related declaration of standards. Prof. Dr.\ Nadia Gamal-​el-Din, professor at Cairo University, Dept, of Foundations of Education, reviewed the history and reality of education as a Human Right, and the education and evaluation Systems under the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the speakers also came Dr. Yasser Abdel Aziz, a member of the Council, Prof. Dr. Sami Nassar, a Professor of Education at Cairo University, and Iman Raslan, a journalist specialized in educational affairs, where recommendations were discussed to improve the educational process.

A number of experts, jurists, media professionals, representatives of civil society, United Nations bodies, and officials of the student communities, and a number of school administrators, teachers, and students participated, bringing their experiences and perspectives to the attention.

The workshop has produced a number of recommendations aimed at improving the educational process and will be published on the website of the National Council for Human Rights.