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Inside Egypt’s first nuclear school

Dozens of students are set to start their training at Egypt’s new technical school for peaceful nuclear technology in El Dabaa, which some see as useless given the high number of technical schools spread across the country.
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CAIRO — El Dabaa Atomic Technical School, which is the first of its kind in Egypt, admitted 75 students on Nov. 19 to officially start studying in its temporary headquarters at the Advanced Technical School for Maintenance Technology in Madinat Nasr. The school will be training students at the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA).

After the first semester, the students will then move to the permanent headquarters in El Dabaa city, Matrouh governorate, to attend the second semester in March. The school’s objective is to form a new generation of technicians trained on the latest technologies used in managing and operating nuclear plants. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is behind the creation of the school, which will be officially inaugurated during the second semester in March after student dorms and teachers’ facilities are completed.

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