Wednesday, 29 January 2014


The Governor of Alexandria and the British Ambassador open

the British Council’s Teaching Centre in Alexandria

The Governor of Alexandria, Admiral Tarek ElMahdy; British Ambassador, HMA  James Watt; and Director of English, British Council Egypt, Jonathan Gayther officially opened, yesterday the British Council’s English Teaching Centre in Alexandria after an eleven year closure.  The event coincides with the British Council’s 75th Anniversary of working in Egypt.

British Ambassador James Watt praised the work the British Council is doing in Egypt and expressed his gratitude for the Governor’s visit saying: "We were very honoured by the visit of His Excellency the Governor to the British Council in Alexandria. He showed close interest in the skills training and other services offered by the Council with the full support of the British Embassy and the Consulate-General in Alexandria. We hope this will lead to good projects as part of our wish to assist Egypt's future in whatever way we can. "

The evening was a chance for the Governor and Ambassador to meet with students and staff during their tour of the new Teaching Centre, which operates at the premises of our partner, British School of Alexandria.

The British Council’s office in Alexandria offers a wide range of UK qualifications, General English courses and IELTS preparation courses.  


For further information contact:

Rose marie Gad, Communication Manager, British Council Egypt

Tel: +(202) 3344 3076


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