Sunday, 26 January 2014

The largest gathering of education and skills ministers in the world once again took place in the United Kingdom (UK) to join the Education World Forum (EWF) 2014.  Theme of the event was ‘Planning for 2014; Policy-making catalyst for a decade ahead: measurement, reach and enterprise'.

 A high level Egyptian delegation participated in The Education World Forum from 20-23 January 2014 and the BETT exhibition.  The delegation included: the Secretary General of The Supreme Council of Universities; the President of Helwan University; the International Affairs Coordinator of the Ministry of Education; and over 50 school leaders accompanied by Mark Stephens, Director British Council Egypt.

“‘Education is at the heart of the British Council’s work in Egypt. It always has and always will be.  Sharing the UK’s knowledge and know-how with our Egyptian partners is an important part of what we do.  We are proud to support such a large delegation from across Egypt to attend the Education World Forum and BETT this year.  I am sure it will further develop the strong relationship between our two countries and support education policy-makers and practitioners in their important work helping students achieve their full potential.” said Mark Stephens, Director British Council Egypt. 

EWF is the largest annual global gathering of education ministers and the internationally recognised ministerial forum for debating future practice in education.

 BETT is the global meeting place for the education technology community. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.

 BETT 2014 witnessed more than 750 exhibitors, from worldwide corporations such as Google, Intel and Dell, down to smaller, more specialist companies, all showcasing and demonstrating their newest and most ground-breaking ideas and innovations.

The event was supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the British Council and the EWF industry partners.


For further information contact:

Rose marie Gad, Communication Manager, British Council Egypt

Tel: +(202) 3344 3076



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