The militarization of civilian life.. “Sisi and a brigade and brigade” are testing kindergarten teachers

Ahmed Fahmy, the official spokesman for Al-Sisi, published a video of the presence of the overthrown Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, on Tuesday, the tests that are held for teachers applying to join jobs in the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, which are carried out in cooperation with the Military Academy as part of the steps to appoint 70,000 employees, including 30,000 teachers out of 240. An advanced teacher.

The examination committee, which was shown in the video, was chaired by Sisi, and next to him was Lieutenant General Muhammad Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production. On his right and on his left was Lieutenant General Ashraf Salem Zahir, Director of the Egyptian Higher Military Academy, then Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, in the Sisi government, among senior leaders. Armed forces.

The coup government allocated 3.7 billion pounds, the dollar equals 30.9 pounds, to appoint 30,000 teachers and 30,000 doctors and pharmacists, in addition to appointing 10,000 employees in various sectors of the state, in addition to allocating half a billion pounds to conduct the movement of promotions of state workers.

The share of wages and salaries decreased to 15% of the size of the new general budget instead of 25% in the budget of previous years, and included the allocation of 470 billion pounds for wages to improve the conditions of state workers.

The government succeeded in reducing the number of employees, and years ago the Central Agency for Organization and Administration put plans to reduce the number to 4 million employees compared to about 6 million, so that there would be one employee for every 26 citizens instead of one employee for every 13.5 citizens.

In February 2016, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said, “There are 7 million employees, of whom the government needs only one million employees, and he blamed the revolution of January 25, 2011 for hiring a million employees due to popular pressure.”

Observers said: “The step comes within the framework of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s continued militarization of aspects of civil life in Egypt to ensure control of power, the loyalty and affiliation of those appointed to him personally, as he resumed with military personnel exams for applicants similar to what happened to appointees in the Ministry of Transport to join jobs in the Ministry of Education.” Education, in cooperation with the Military Academy, whose role is to be training in this context.

Al-Sisi claimed, “The state is keen to follow the highest standards to select the best qualified cadres scientifically, technically and personally, after they have passed a comprehensive and integrated training period, according to the latest methods and programs of technical and personal training and qualification that are commensurate with the nature of their work and qualify them to perform their duties.”

Al-Sisi previously did this with the employees of the Ministry of Transport and others, also in the presence of Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Lieutenant General Ashraf Salem Zaher, Director of the Military Academy, and senior commanders of the Armed Forces.

The Ministry of Education suffers from a huge shortage of teachers, estimated at 324 thousand teachers, or the equivalent of 30% of the number of teachers.

The health sector suffers from a decline in the number of doctors, and the number of workers in Ministry of Health hospitals and in public and private university hospitals affiliated with Al-Azhar University is about 82,000 doctors, and they are supposed to be more than 200,000 doctors, with a deficit rate of more than 50% of the basic force of doctors in Egypt.

body detection

The exams that Al-Sisi attended were a final body check, for those who passed the tests and training related to the 30,000-teacher competition, prior to the start of formal contracting procedures with them, through the educational directorates in the governorates. Kindergarten children have gone through personality traits, loyalty achievement, physical fitness and science.

Reda Hijazi said in the video that the qualification course within the military academy for a period of 6 months is one of the conditions for appointment in the government, but for 30 thousand teachers, this condition was not applied, as an exception caused by the large number, and that the agreement was educational training and mental testing through public universities, The military academy course was only to complete the period of qualifying examinations for contracting.

Although Hegazy, Minister of Education in the Sisi government, announced earlier that a number of teachers would be given comprehensive training with full residency for a period of 6 months as part of the presidential initiative to choose a thousand school principals from among young teachers, provided that those who pass this program will be granted a diploma in educational leadership and national security. , without explaining the nature of that course, but he considered it necessary to select the most qualified, he said.

Examinations for applicants to join jobs at the Ministry of Education, which are held in cooperation with the Military Academy. Al-Sisi had previously attended, on April 3, similar exams, for young applicants for the position of school principal.

The conditions for the 30,000 teacher competition, according to what was announced by the Central Agency for Organization and Administration prior to the official start of the application, include that he has Egyptian nationality, good conduct, good reputation, and that he has not previously been sentenced to a criminal penalty or a penalty restricting freedom for a crime involving honor or trust. He has not been rehabilitated, and he has not been previously dismissed from service by a final disciplinary ruling or decision, unless at least four years have passed since its issuance, and the age of the applicant does not exceed 40 years from the date of publication of the announcement details.

through the Military College.

According to Mada Masr, a periodic letter was issued by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers at the end of last April, regarding the qualification certificate issued by the Center for Issuing Secured Documents after completing the course, as one of the reasons for appointment in all ministries and affiliated agencies.

Government sources in the Ministries of Planning and Education, who did not name them, revealed that the Military College had, for several months, had the first say in promotions and appointments within the state’s administrative apparatus.

A source in the Ministry of Education confirmed that passing the qualifying course at the Military College “Educational Leadership and National Security Diploma” has become the main condition for promotion in all positions within the ministries, explaining that obtaining this course is preceded by many procedures and tests.

Al-Sisi used to participate in the final exams for students applying to military colleges, such as military and police, but he now participated in exams for applicants to join a number of civil jobs, such as education and bodies affiliated with the Ministry of Transport, which he also attended last February.

A labor researcher described the new procedures as heresy and said: “It does not exist within the official justifications for appointment in the Civil Service Law, and the emergence of the Military College within the conditions of employment and promotion by obtaining a military qualification course for a period of 6 months, and that it is a place for conducting personal interviews is not legal.”

The researcher (preferred not to be named), in his interview with Al-Jazeera Net, added that the aim of these new conditions is not to increase security and national awareness of the new employees, “as much as it is to ensure a functional bloc supportive of the authority, and the mobilization of the civil servant.


In his response to what might be raised about the militarization of civil sectors by following this new mechanism, the Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir, said, “Welcome to militarization, if the selection of employees will be according to this method.” The railway sector is one of their evils.

According to the minister, these exams, which are similar to those of military academies, include conducting technical exams, and at a next stage, medical and psychological exams at the Military College, and then taking a 6-month training course at the College of Military Technology, to ensure the weight of their expertise on several levels such as technology and national security.

The answer to modern security

These procedures and courses never dispense with security investigations by the intelligence and national security services about these applicants, “which ensures that the employee belongs to Egypt and not to any other party,” according to Egyptian journalist Ahmed Moussa, who is close to the security services.

Former Labor MP Tariq Morsi said that obligating applicants to civil jobs or new promotions in the civil sectors to take courses at the Military College is a precedent in the history of appointment and promotion in Egypt, and is not stipulated in the Civil Service Law, and goes beyond the role of legislators in the House of Representatives.

He added in press statements that it is not one of the tasks of the Military Academy, nor the War College, nor any military entity to grant licenses to civilian workers, adding that the Military College and military institutions have become as if they were the Expediency Discernment Council, and it has become the one that issues the instrument of patriotism, and the citizen remains in doubt. His patriotism and affiliation until he receives the deed of innocence after attending the military qualification course.

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