Military vocational schools would be of more benefit to Egypt’s 14-17-year-olds than polytechnic high schools which teach students a skilled trade, suggests Ahmad El-Guweishy, Egypt’s deputy minister of education.
In an interview with state-run news agency MENA, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably during their meeting at the presidential palace on Wednesday.
The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.
Factions from the Egyptian infantry, navy, and air force left Egypt on Saturday heading to the two Arab Gulf states of Bahrain and UAE to participate in a joint military exercise between the three countries, the army official spokesperson said in a Facebook statement.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on Thursday the southern navy leadership, which is based in the Red Sea and consists of a special navy forces brigade. The step is viewed as a measure that would foster military efficiency between the Egyptian Armed Forces and navy based in the Red Sea.
Egyptian air and naval forces departed to Greece to participate in the joint Greek-Egyptian military aeronautical exercise Medusa 2016, Egypt’s Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.
Police officers will soon need to participate in human rights courses and lessons on how to deal with citizens. This comes after the Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar approved on Tuesday a preliminary cooperation protocol with the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR).
The Egyptian military conducted large military exercises with live ammunition yesterday on the border with neighbouring Libya, in what is being seen as Cairo attempting to flex its muscles in an uncertain and unstable region.
Ain Shams University inaugurated on Monday its first unit to combat sexual harassment, under the auspices of the university’s vice president Wahab Ezzat, a delegation from the Swedish embassy in Cairo and two representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Magdy Khaled and Germaine Haddad.
Parliament members will receive a training course on national security, the dangers that the Middle East faces and “fourth-generation warfare” at the Defense Ministry-affiliated Nasser Military Academy throughout the month of April, Parliament’s general secretariat informed MPs on Tuesday.