A high profile Egyptian delegation jetted into the UK to finalise a Partnership Agreement with Bradford College, Edexcel and the Technology Cluster of Ameerya in Egypt.
The high profile Egyptian delegation were given a warm welcome by staff at Bradford College and treated to a tour of the College’s world class facilities. During the tour they also discovered more about the workshops, equipment, quality systems and the application of BTEC and links within the industry, before rounding off the trip with a tour of the fashion facilities.
The group of high level representatives flying into the UK included: Mrs. Jailan Gamal El Din – Edexcel Professional Education Consultant and Cabinet Ministers: Dr. Essam El Kordi, Secretary General, Egyptian Education Fund EDF and Prof. Mohammed Megahed – Lead Curriculum Expert and Advisor, EDF. Accompanying them on their trip to the College from the UK was Mr. Dave Richards – Edexcel External Verifier and Curriculum Advisor.
During their visit to the College, our Egyptian guests were invited to meet Doug Stott, Executive Director of Finance to sign the official Quality Partnership Agreement. Speaking at the official signing, Director Mr Stott said: “Bradford College has a well deserved, international reputation for quality programmes. We’re delighted to share some of our expertise with our Egyptian friends and colleagues.”
Speaking about his involvement in the project to create a new college in Cairo, Edexcel External Verifier and Curriculum Advisor Mr. Richards said: “I’ve been working in collaboration with Bradford College to provide teacher training to staff working in the new institution. This has created strong links between the two institutions, which we expect to go from strength to strength with the development of the new partnership.”
Speaking of the synergy developed between the two colleges, Dr. Essam El Kordi concluded: “The visit to Bradford has been very fruitful. We look forward to continuing to work in collaboration with Bradford College to deliver further education programmes.”