Nuclear education in North Africa

Nuclear education in North Africa

Morocco and Tunisia, which also plan to build nuclear power plants signed in 2015 a cooperation agreement in the fields of scientific research for nuclear energy with Egypt.

Egyptian Minister of Scientific Research Sherif Hamad, Moroccan Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Al-Hassan Al-Dawoudi and Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Shehab Bouden signed the declaration.

The Executive Director of the Science and Scientific Development Fund, Mr. Amr Adly and Moroccan Acting Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Gamila Al-Mosala attended the signing ceremony.

Hamad said the declaration guarantees multilateral cooperation and opening up for three-way cooperation in scientific research among the three countries as well as allocating funds for financing research projects in the fields of common interest.

The three countries will coordinate their participation in international programs for scientific research and innovation.

Education program in Egypt

Egypt started its education plan when in March 2015, the Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) approved the creation of the Vocational Education and Training Ministry and the first school of nuclear engineering.

The first vocational school for nuclear science will operate in 2016 in the city of Dabaa, in the northwest of Egypt where the nuclear power plant is planned to  be constructed; The government will allocate €197 million ($214.9 million) for the development of the vocational education schools.

Egypt is also counting on the Joint Working Group on Education and Training with ROSATOM-CICE&T. In the mid 2015, Vice-Rector of ROSATOM-CICE&T Prof. V. Artisiuk was invited by JSC “Rusatom Overseas” that plays the leading role in the construction of El-Daaba NPP Project. The Nuclear Power Plant Authority, Alexandria University and Training Sector of Ministry of Electricity & Energy, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company represented Egyptian party. Prof. V. Artisiuk presented the ROSATOM-CICE&T training program designed to support the capacity building for national nuclear infrastructure in embarking countries and for the faculty staff of national universities developing courses in nuclear engineering.


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