Last Tuesday, the parliament approved a new cabinet reshuffle and nine new ministers were appointed. The most talked about minister so far is the Minister of Education, Tarek Shawki. The schooling system in Egypt has been going down the drain for years. From national curriculum that do not fit a 2017 child, to international schools with soaring fees and more, but people seem quite hopeful this week.
Shawki has made quite an impression so far as a modern educator. The new minister is a Cairo University and Brown University graduate. He spent spent 13 years as a researcher and professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the top engineering schools in the world. Shawki has a PhD and an MSc in engineering, an MSc in applied mathematics, and a BSc in mechanical engineering.
With an impressive resume that says it all as Secretary General of Presidential Specialized Councils in Egypt, Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Arab States, this might be the man Egypt needs.
Watch Shawki share his inspiring experience in the video below:
WE SAID THIS: We cannot wait to see what he brings on the table!