A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt

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Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. This report on Egypt examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy,  how programmes should be funded,  how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can be engaged.  The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.



Improving literacy and numeracy skills

Issues to do with basic skills are very challenging across the whole spectrum of educational options and vocational education and training (VET) is not an exception. It is clear that many students entering the VET system in Egypt have weak numeracy and literacy skills – and they need targeted help. This support should be seen as a priority in the whole educational system because, as jobs become more technical, basic literacy and numerical skills are becoming even more crucial to make sure that students can get the most of their choices in education and training. This chapter advances recommendations to systematically address these challenges and target remedial action.


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