Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) has participated in the forum of higher education held in Abuja, Nigeria over the period from June 20 to 26.
The forum was launched to bolster communications with the African states.
MUST has opened a new office in Nigeria to register guest students.
The university released a statement says that its pavilion received a big number of African students, officials of education and representatives of Nigerian and other universities.
Officials of MUST presented a detailed explanation of the university systems applicable in Egypt and requirements to enroll in them along with degrees of Bachelor and License granted by the Egyptian universities to graduates.
Khaled El Toukhy, head of Board of Trustees of MUST, announced that the university is offering 25% of scholarships to students from Nigeria to encourage them to study in Egypt.
Dr. Mohamed Hassan El Azzazy, President of MUST, said that its pavilion included presentation of new educational programs in various colleges to inform African students and attract more of them to enroll in the university.
He assured that many of Nigerian students came to MUST pavilion to discuss the educational programs in colleges of the university.
Dr Al Azzazy further added that MUST is keen on activating cooperation between Egypt and the African students through educational services which aim at developing skills of those students to benefit their societies toward more development and reform.
He praised the forum of higher education in Nigeria.
He pointed out that the forum is a good opportunity to convene all parties responsible for education in Africa.
This meeting is a guide to promote the Egyptian universities abroad.
In the same line, Khaled Abdullah, general supervisor over the Guest Student Directorate at MUST, said that it seeks to answer the needs of guest students at all fields.
He affirmed that MUST seeks to restore reputation of the state and private universities to prove their leadership in Africa.
He revealed that MUST officials discussed with counterpart of education in Nigeria, code of degrees to define percentage of students if they come to study in Egypt to help them enroll in the Egyptian universities.
Deena Al Aghory, Director of Information Office at MUST, said that Board of Trustees, chaired by Mr. Khaled Al Thoukhy, took positive steps to upgrade standard of the educational process to blend with the modern developments.
She indicated that Board of the University plans to create new specializations to answer the needs of the market.
She made clear that the Board is mulling over adding more colleges over the next period.
It is worth to mention that MUST houses 13 scientific and theoretical colleges.
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar