The Community Service and Environmental Development Sector at Ain Shams University is concerned with the national issue of literacy, where a specialized center has been established for this purpose under the title of Adult Education Center, which is concerned with eradicating illiteracy of citizens in the neighborhoods surrounding the university and signing agreements and protocols with the Ministry of Education and the National Authority for Adult Education
2. Decisions to establish illiteracy units in the seven faculties of the university, the Faculty of Girls... the Faculty of Education... the Faculty of Al-Alsun... the Faculty of Specific Education... the Faculty of Arts... the Faculty of Business... the Faculty of Law.
Some pictures of the literacy project
There are some technical measures taken by the community and environment sector at the university. To activate the national literacy project:
1- Signing cooperation protocols with the Public Authority for Adult Education "February 4, 2019"
The university held a cooperation protocol with the General Authority for Adult Education, through which the university, through its human cadres (faculty staff and students), will eradicate illiteracy among university workers, villages, neighborhoods, and governorate centers while training university youth participating in the project on methods and methods of adult education.
The Public Authority for Adult Education took the following measures: To activate the national project for literacy at Ain Shams University:
Increasing the financial incentive for universities from (300) pounds to (350) divided as follows:
250 EGP is given to the student for each successful student.
100 EGP is given to Faculty Staff.
Allowing the opening of refresher classes for university students for learners who are familiar with some reading and writing skills, and making it easier for student teachers to complete the required number of classes in the shortest period.
Providing a database of illiterate people in all governorates; For easy access to them and attracting them to literacy classes.
Providing curricula and guides for adult education; To help students know the topics and explain them to the learners.
Providing the university with sample literacy tests; To rehabilitate students with classes on exams and remove fear and make them feel reassured.
Providing clear data on the addresses of the branches and external departments affiliated with the branch; For easy access when opening the chapter.
Availability of coordinators from the Commission in each faculty to whom the mandatory decision applies; To facilitate communication between him and the university coordinator, and each of them performs the role assigned to him.
Designing forms for university students showing their data and the data of the learners; To be independent of the rest of the other groups participating in the project.
In its annual celebrations, the authority dedicates a special session to the coordinators of Ain Shams University. To display their achievements in the project, and the continuity of communication with the university.
The commission prepares a special symposium in each development convoy of Ain Shams University. The governor and members of religious institutions, directorates of education, social solidarity, and other civil society groups are invited. For interconnection between all institutions with the commission and the university.
The Adult Education Authority is the only body entrusted with issuing literacy certificates in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
In its annual plan, the Authority prepares field research in cooperation with external parties. Ain Shams University, through the Center for Adult Education, participated in preparing field research that contributed to enriching and supporting the educational system in the Authority, such as:
Preparing an integrated procedural system for university students; For carrying out the learners' learning process without complication, as it included clarifying the procedures for opening the classroom, and the roles of all those in charge of the project, including students and coordinators of the university "faculty staff" and coordinators of the "staff" and administrators.
2- A cooperation protocol with the Farouk El-Baz Foundation
A cooperation protocol was signed to combat illiteracy between the university, represented by the Center for Adult Education, and the General Authority for Adult Education. the Farouk El-Baz Foundation; This is an affirmation of the importance of community partnership in facing the danger of illiteracy, and in order to facilitate the tasks sought by the students of our ancient university, on September 10, 2020.
3- Establishing adult education units:
As a result, an adult education unit was established, with headquarters in each of the university faculties to whom the compulsory decision applied, such as:
The establishment of the National Literacy Project Support Unit at the University’s Faculty of Business, by Dean of the Faculty No. (42) on 2/13/2020; To activate the project, overcome the difficulties it faces, and communicate with the students.
Establishing a seat for literacy at the Faculty of Arts in room No. (319) of the faculty.
Establishing a literacy unit at the Faculty of Education.
Establishing an adult education unit at the Faculty of Specific Education.
Establishing a headquarters for adult education at the Faculty of Al-Alsun.
Establishing a headquarters in the Faculty of Girls for Education, Arts, and Sciences for the project.
4- Formation of a literacy committee in the university faculties:
Where a committee was formed for the literacy project, provided that the faculty’s vice-dean for community service and environmental development is the chairman of the committee, the committee rapporteur is the unit director, and coordinators from each department of the faculty concerned, and according to what the committee decides, provided that each of them has a specific role, and in At the end of the committee meeting, a report shall be submitted to Professor / Vice President of the University to take appropriate action.
5- Identify project coordinators at the university and its faculties:
In order for the project to continue to achieve its objectives, it was necessary to identify coordinators for it as a first stage in the project, where the general coordinator of the project was identified as represented by the director of the Adult Education Center at the university, who is the link between him and the coordinators of the rest of the university’s faculties, in which the project coordinator is the manager of Adult Education Unit in the faculty, which bears the greatest effort in communicating with students, so specific roles are assigned to it, which are:
Communicate with students through lectures and make them aware of the project in cooperation with the project coordinator from the Commission.
Direct communication with the Authority's coordinator in case of inquiries or inquiries about any information.
Receiving all required papers from the student (teacher) after reviewing them.
Communicate with the project coordinator (from the authority) and hand over the student's papers for filtering.
Communicate with the project coordinator (from the authority) to find out the exam date and notify the student.
6- Monitoring the progress of work in the units affiliated with the eradication of illiteracy in the university faculties:
Through this, Prof. Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs inspected the seven faculties of the university; To follow up on the procedures and efforts being made to communicate with the students, to overcome any difficulties facing the project, and provide them with the necessary support; to meet their requirements.