The Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, celebrated the graduation of the 53rd batch of its students, in the presence of Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, Major General Mohamed El-Sherif, Governor of Alexandria, Major General Hazem Badr, Deputy Commander of the Northern Military Region, and Dr. Mohamed Anwar, Dean of the Faculty of Education, in addition to deans and vice-deans of different faculties, faculty members at Alexandria University, as well as leaders of education in Alexandria, members of the House of Representatives and Senate, clergy, and parents of students.
In his speech, Dr. Reda Hegazy stressed the necessity of continuous development of the teacher and benefiting from the many sources of knowledge to develop the educational process. He stressed that the Ministry seeks a teacher who produces information and data, not a teacher who teaches information to students, in order to create what is called “creativity producing education.” Hegazy pointed out that the President puts the Egyptian teacher at the forefront of his interests by offering a competition to appoint 30,000 teachers every year, adding that there are several specific mechanisms based on which new teachers are selected, which are the academic specialization, the educational specialization, the general knowledge of the teachers, the extent of their familiarity with technology, and their proficiency in one of the Arabic or English languages, in addition to passing the physical fitness tests. He also stressed that there will be competitions to be announced soon. At the end of his speech, Hegazy stressed that there is no development of education without improving the teacher’s performance.
While Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa congratulated the parents and thanked them for their great efforts with their children during the years of study until graduation. He also thanked everyone who participated in the educational process during the years of study at the faculty, including department heads, faculty members, their assistants, and all the faculty employees for their support, dedication, and sincerity. Konsowa stressed that the Egyptian state is currently witnessing the construction phase under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, stressing that the Egyptian teacher is the cornerstone in building the Egyptian state. He pointed out that teachers are the ones who give credit to all the leaders present today, as they have influenced the values by which we live to this day. Konsowa stressed that the value of knowledge, advising students of the importance of possessing it to build a knowledge-based economy, and calling on them to be ambassadors for their country, their university, and their faculty, wherever they are, and to strive to convey an honourable image of their alma mater.
While Major General Mohamed El-Sherif congratulated all the graduates and their families, wishing them more success, stressing the state’s keenness, under the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the New Republic, to provide full support and care to the Egyptian teacher. The governor stressed that the Faculty of Education is one of the most important faculties, for its role in preparing future generations who are to become doctors, engineers, and all other professions, pointing out that teaching is a lofty profession and teachers are the messengers of this nation.
Major General Hazem Badr conveyed the greetings of Major General Staff Walid Hamouda to the attendees, adding that arming yourself with knowledge is one of the pillars of the Egyptian state, wishing the students a prosperous and bright future filled with the fulfilment of hopes and aspirations as much as the graduates made great efforts during their years of study.
The celebration activities began with a parade of graduates, then the national anthem of the Arab Republic of Egypt, followed by the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. At the end of the celebration, the students took the oath of the graduates of the 53rd class of students from the Faculty of Education, Alexandria University.