News 08.10.2020

FGES to establish 6 International Finnish schools in Egypt

Education Finland member Finnish Global Education Solutions Ltd. (FGES) has entered into a strategic partnership with International Academy for Advanced Researches and Studies (IARS), to build and operate six International Finnish private schools in the Arab Republic of Egypt, with an average student number of 1000 per school.
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The schools will be run under FGES’ Finnish Global School (FGS) brand. The first one will be a thematic school in the Egyptian Capital Cairo. The school is to open in September 2022.

While IARS will provide the infrastructure and administration to these educational establishments, FGES will provide a holistic academic framework that implements Finnish pedagogy, teaching methods and an International Finnish curriculum.

- We are very excited to offer a school that delivers good academic results with Finnish academic practices. Our school’s curriculum is an excellent combination of Finnish and international learning objectives that enables various paths for future studies, says Mr. Antti Kaskinen, CEO of FGES.

The quality of teaching in the schools is guaranteed by offering continuous professional development for teachers for which FGES’ own professional development programme will be used. A selected group of international teachers will be appointed to lead the teaching in the schools. The principal of the schools is from Finland.

- The Finnish education system is a very unique one with all its characteristics that will be very useful in Egypt, Mr. Karim Al-Safty, the Chairman of IARS says.

- Applying this new system will make a big difference in Egypt. For example, the system allows students to have more free time after school. The school’s cooperation with parents will relieve parents from teaching and enable more family time, he adds.


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