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EQS-Adhoc: Orascom Development Holding AG Brings Kent College, one of the top 10 UK schools, to open its first Egyptian campus in O West
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EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s):
Orascom Development Holding AG Brings Kent College, one of the top 10 UK
schools, to open its first Egyptian campus in O West
16-Feb-2020 / 19:00 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
*Orascom Development Brings Kent College, one of the top 10 UK schools, to
open its first Egyptian campus in O West*
Altdorf, 16 February 2020 - As part of our efforts to continuously bring and
provide the best level of services offered to O West's growing community;
Orascom Development Holding (ODH) is pleased to announce that O West has
signed a School Development Agreement with a private investor to develop a
K-12 international school. The School will be managed and operated by Kent
College, a UK based school operator and one of the top 10 UK schools 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
Colleges' first entry into the Egyptian and the African educational market.
Total investment cost of the school will be up to CHF 31 million. The school
is expected to start operation in Q3 2022, a year before the delivery of the
first real estate units in O West.
The school will accommodate 1,500 students with high quality education,
supported by around 400 members of staff. 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 and tutored by British certified
teachers. The national UK curriculum will be implemented followed by IGCSE,
and the IB curriculum will be optional in senior years.
Commenting on the signing Ashraf Nessim ODH's Chief Financial Officer: "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 worldwide 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."
*About Orascom Development Holding (ODH):*
Orascom Development Holding (ODH) is a leading developer of fully integrated
destinations that include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure
facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure.
Orascom Development's diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over
seven jurisdictions (Egypt, UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and
United Kingdom), with primary focus on touristic destinations. The Group
currently operates nine destinations; four in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights,
Fayoum and Makadi Heights), The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel
Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Lustica Bay in Montenegro and Andermatt in
Switzerland. The shares of Orascom Development Holding (ODH) are listed on
the SIX Swiss Exchange.
*Contact for Investors:
Sara El Gawahergy *
Head of Investor Relations & Strategic Projects Management
Tel: +202 246 18961
Tel: +41 418 74 17 11
Mob: +41 79 156 78 49
*Contact for Media Relations:*
Dynamics Group AG
Tel: +41 432 68 32 35
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End of ad hoc announcement
Company: Orascom Development Holding AG
Phone: +41 41 874 17 17
Fax: +41 41 874 17 07
Listed: SIX Swiss Exchange
EQS News ID: 976423
End of Announcement EQS Group News Service
976423 16-Feb-2020 CET/CEST
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
February 16, 2020 13:00 ET ( 18:00 GMT)
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