Orascom Development Egypt has announced that O West signed a School Development Agreement with a private investor to develop a K-12 international school, according to a press statement on Sunday.
The statement said that the school will be managed and operated by Kent College, a UK based school operator and one of the top 10 schools in the UK with 130 years of history, operating only Kent College in Canterbury (established in 1885) and Kent College in Dubai (established in 2016). This marks Kent College’s first entry into the African and Egyptian educational market.
Total investment costs of the school will be up to EGP 500m. The school is expected to start operation in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, a year before the delivery of the first real estate unit in O West.
The school will accommodate 1,500 students with high quality education, supported by around 400 staff members. The school will encompass a total of 70 classrooms excluding laboratories, libraries, performing arts spaces, sports spaces, and student collaboration areas.
Kent College O West will implement the STEAM education system with tutoring from British certified teachers. The new school will follow the national UK curriculum, followed by the International General Certificate for Secondary Education system. School seniors will have the option to follow the IB curriculum.
Commenting on the signing Ashraf Nessim, Orascom Development Holding’s Group CFO said, “We are very pleased with our strategic cooperation with one of the top schools in the UK, Kent College. We are different in what we do and in what we call town development in all our destinations and we will always try to bring the best-in-class service providers to our communities across our destinations. “We will always pay great attention to the town’s educational hub, to complement our role in providing high quality education for all students and create a wholesome community.”