The Road to Hell is paved with Good Intensions..1855 H. G. Bohn
I remember this quote everytime I read about something Dr.Ahmed Zaky Badr does or says. This man is saying a lot of stuff that makes good sense and really need to be implemented to save our sinking and stinking Educational "System". However, everytime he decides upon changing it, he chooses the worst tactic that just lead to more and more problems.
Some quick examples:
Teachers and Students have to be attending school from first to last day.... For sure, but The Schools have to be clean, fixed, and equipped first in order to make this happen... Why do you start by the result and leave the cause.
Teachers and Students should use the school book and syllabus to study and train... Of course, but when the school book is well prepared, organized, understood, ...etc as some of the external books do, then you can prohibit the use of them and only use the school book (i'd rather call reference book).
Teachers should not be delivering private lessons...Can't agree more, but do people have a real option, do they have reasonable class sizes, enough teachers, do teachers get tempting salaries...etc?
What I wanna say is that if he only focused on the infrastructure of the Educational System for the next 2 years, it will automatically develop, people will be less resistant to change, and your job will be much easier than in implementing your development strategies, but I am afraid that after couple of years from now all what we remember is your continuous fights and appearance in all sorts of media.
Education is our Nation's most serious challenge and a double-sided weapon that can be the reason for our development OR our mass destruction in the near future.