Students studying for tawjihi in Egypt now have a new online resource: YouTube and CairoDar's new education portal, which will provide curriculum content for students in the 11th grade, focusing on their final high school exams.
The education hub, the first of its kind in the Arab world, will be hosted on CairoDar’s YouTube channel, and will target the 418,000 or more students who will take the exam in Egypt this year, offering a free, online alternative to expensive tutoring classes, especially for those living abroad- including around 30,000 students registered for the exam from Saudi Arabia- and in rural areas.
On the portal's over 900 videos, organized into playlists by 17 subjects, students can study exam summaries, review specific topics, and quiz and test themselves directly. The playlists also include "100 questions" videos which aim to help prepare the students for their exams by citing questions from past exams. "Summary review" videos will also be posted on the eve before each subject's exams to help students review key information.
Later this year, the platform will also expand to offer content for the first and second secondary school years (9th and 10th grades), while introducing live revision sessions via Google+ Hangouts On Air on the platform’s Google+ page.
“Investing in education is investing in the future,” Khaled Salah, Editor-in-Chief of Youm7 said in the announcement.
"The biggest impact technology can have is on education," said Doha Marzouk, Head of Marketing for Google in Egypt and North Africa, in a statement. In a comment to Wamda, she added, "This is only the beginning. We have plans to include more transitional years’ content on the platform soon."