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The Cambridge Principals Forum, an annual event hosted by Cambridge International Examinations, took place in Egypt on Tuesday 14 February 2017 for schools in the country. Over 140 principals from Cambridge schools in Cairo, Alexandria, and surrounding cities attended the event.
Delegates at the Cambridge Principals Forum participated in a workshop on Coaching in Education led by Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy, global speaker and CEO of BMC consultancy. The workshop aimed to help school leaders and principals build a better environment for teachers and learners inside the school.
The forum provided delegates with an opportunity to find out more about the latest developments in Cambridge syllabuses and the comprehensive support resources offered. The event also focused on an outline of what Cambridge programmes offer and how they prepare learners for life.
Mrs Magda Sammakia, Head of Academics in the Arab Academy for Science and Technology Secondary section said: 'The Cambridge Annual Principals Meeting has always been a useful event. It helps in getting insights on the latest developments in the education sector, it also keeps schools connected with Cambridge as well as with the principals of other schools in a relationship based on value-exchange and knowledge sharing.'
Cambridge International Examinations has witnessed a steady growth rate in Egypt. The demand for Cambridge qualifications in Egypt has soared this year with around 15 schools making 70 000 exam entries for Cambridge qualifications. This represents a 7 per cent increase on last year with six learners from Egypt securing Top in the World awards in Cambridge examinations.
Waseem Al Hanbali, Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa, Cambridge International Examinations, said: 'I was delighted to welcome so many of our schools in Egypt. A big number of schools have been with Cambridge for a long time. They are well aware of Cambridge growth and I hope they will continue to appreciate the possibilities that Cambridge qualifications offer learners and feel well-supported as they continue to work with us.'